As part of National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, the HRP/RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit will be out in full force actively looking for people driving under the influence.
This Saturday, December 7, officers in the Traffic Unit will conduct checkpoints across the region to ensure that drivers on our roadways are sober and educated on the dangers of getting behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day is a coordinated impaired driving enforcement initiative launched by RCMP in conjunction with National Safe Driving Week.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs puts everyone in danger. HRM Partners in Policing encourage you to plan ahead for transportation this holiday season by arranging for a designated driver, taking advantage of public transportation or taking a cab. If you are hosting a party, you should consider offering your guests accommodations or arrange transportation for them. You can also help keep our roadways safe by call 9-1-1 if you see a suspected impaired driver.
HRM Partners in Policing are committed to continuing the fight against impaired driving throughout the year. On average, our officers charge 38 people with impaired driving each month. In the last year, we’ve charged over 450 people for driving while under the influence.
Please drink responsibly this holiday season. If you drink, don’t drive.