PEEL REGIONAL POLICE PARTICIPATE IN 2016 FESTIVE R.I.D.E CAMPAIGN
Peel - Peel Regional Police are announcing the launch of the 2016 Festive Season R.I.D.E. Campaign and our goal to reduce impaired driving.
The Festive Season R.I.D.E. Campaign focuses on detecting and removing those individuals from our roads who choose to operate a motor vehicle while their ability to do so is impaired by drugs and/or alcohol. It will run throughout the holiday season, which commenced Saturday, November 19, 2016, continuing until Monday January 2, 2017.
Although Peel Regional Police conduct R.I.D.E. checks throughout the year, the annual festive campaign is marked by an increase in enforcement levels through the deployment of additional officers.
Peel Regional Police maintain a zero-tolerance policy with respect to alcohol and drug related driving offences, and this commitment is reflected in the number of officers assigned to the program.
Inspector Paul Pogue, the Officer-in-Charge of Road Safety Services, said, “One of the leading causes of criminal death in Canada is impaired driving. Those that choose to drive while impaired are selfishly putting their own lives and those of other innocent road users at risk, it is simply unacceptable. This holiday season make the right choice and plan ahead.”
The name of every individual arrested and charged with a drinking and driving related offence, during the Festive R.I.D.E. campaign, will be released to the media.
Peel Regional Police would like to remind everyone that road safety is a shared responsibility. Please think before you drink and drive. It is not worth ris