Toronto Police Service Holiday RIDE Season begins this weekend,
Friday, November 29, 2019 to Saturday, January 4, 2020
Broadcast time: 13:00
Friday, November 29, 2019
The Toronto Police Service Holiday RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign will take place from Friday, November 29, 2019, to Saturday, January 4, 2020.
The purpose of this campaign is to urge drivers to drive sober when out celebrating with family and friends. The aim is zero alcohol and zero drugs when behind the wheel.
Unfortunately, impaired driving still remains one of the leading causes of criminal death in Canada and is a contributing factor in many collisions.
In 2018, over 800 RIDE spot checks were conducted in our city. More than 1,200 roadside breath tests were administered; 60 drivers were charged with impaired related offences and 161 driving suspensions were issued during the spot checks.
So far in 2019, the Toronto Police Service have charged drivers with 1,062 impaired related offences.
The message to drivers this holiday season is clear: expect to see more officers in communities conducting spot checks for impaired drivers.
If you suspect someone is driving impaired on our roads, consider it to be a crime in progress and call 9-1-1.
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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant Jason Kraft, Traffic Services