Police target drinking and driving

Terrace RCMP officers are keeping an eye out for drunk drivers in our region for the Summer Impaired Driving Counter Attack Campaign.

  • Jul. 2, 2013 10:00 a.m.

RCMP officers are keeping an eye out for drunk drivers for their Summer Impaired Driving Counter Attack Campaign throughout the province for the month of July.

Drinking and driving doesn’t only happen around holidays and weekends but also during summer months, so the possibility of an increased number of impaired drivers may occur within communities and on highways.

Ensure you have a safe ride home if you or others have had too much to drink. Plan ahead and don’t put yourself or others at risk on our roadways, says Const. Derek Nicolai of the Northwest Pacific Traffic Services, Integrated Road Safety Unit here in Terrace.

With the re-introduction to the amended Immediate Roadside Prohibition on June 15, 2012, police will be continuing to focus their efforts towards road safety through enforcement, targeting impaired drivers.

Enforcement against impaired driving is one of the strategic priorities to reducing the number of alcohol/drug related crashes that cause serious injuries and/or fatalities.

Other priorities include targeting aggressive drivers and non-compliance of seatbelt use.

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