Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Please don’t drink and drive – Festive RIDE Campaign/Impaired Driving

Dufferin County, ON (OPP - Dufferin Detachment) Impaired driving remains the leading cause of criminal death in Canada.  If you plan on drinking or consuming drugs, plan to not drive.

Instead police suggest the following alternatives:

  • Arrange for a designated driver
  • Take a taxi, 
  • Stay overnight  
  • Take public transit. 

Police Services across the province rely on the public to report crime and impaired driving is a crime that should be treated no differently.

If you suspect that someone is driving or about to drive impaired, call 9-1-1 and report it. If you see that someone is impaired by alcohol or other drugs

The general public should be aware that the OPP employs Drug Recognition Experts can also determine if a driver is impaired by drugs other than alcohol and will lay a criminal charge.