RIDE checks are now in force - more than 250 roadside tests done last year.

News 100 redBy Staff

December 6th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON
Expect to see officers engaged in R.I.D.E activity anywhere and anytime during the month of December, as officers across the Province launch the holiday R.I.D.E campaign.

Regional police doing RIDE checks. Expect to see them all over the place during the month of December.

Halton Regional Police Service takes an aggressive approach to impaired driving throughout the year, not only during this holiday season. We work in close partnership with M.A.D.D and our EMS organizations to reduce impaired driving everywhere.

Officers will be deployed in a variety of different vehicles and focused on community events, licensed establishments, in both residential subdivisions and industrial and commercial areas. Compliance checks for those previously charged with impaired driving offences, and subject to ongoing license prohibitions, will also be occurring.

Impaired driving is a Crime in Progress. With the community’s help in reporting possible impaired drivers to police, we can all work together to keep our roads and community safe.

In 2016 Seasonal R.I.D.E statistics:

• 266 roadside tests
• 51 impaired driving arrests
• 54 roadside suspensions

If you see a driver you suspect is impaired, please call 9-1-1. Let’s all play a role in keeping our community and roads safe.

Impaired driving is a CHOICE. Make this a happy and safe holiday season by making the right one.

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