Police on the lookout for Impaired Drivers

B.C. North District, B.C. Southeast District, B.C. Island District, B.C. Lower Mainland District, Traffic Services

2018-06-28 09:00 PDT

Police in British Columbia are always on the lookout for impaired drivers and, as summer is almost upon us, police throughout the province will be even more vigilant in their efforts to get impaired drivers off our roadways.

The month of July is dedicated to the Summer Counter Attack Impaired Driving Campaign which includes two major events during the month targeting impaired drivers. And impairment means more than just alcohol impairment – it also means impairment by illegal drugs or prescription medication. In BC, an average of 65 people are killed every year in collisions where alcohol, drugs or medications were contributing factors.

Too often our officers are put in the position of having to notify a family that they have lost a loved one due to an impaired driving collision, says Cst. Mike Halskov of BC RCMP Traffic Services. We want people to enjoy the summer but we also want people to make good decisions and choose to drive sober every time they get behind the wheel, for everyone’s safety. If you do plan to drink, have a designated driver or plan alternate ways home.

Motorists can expect to see an increased presence on our highways throughout the province during these enhanced enforcement campaigns and may experience short delays. Police are asking motorists to drive safely, and obey the directions of Officers at any check-stop.

For more information go to: BC RCMP Traffic Services  icbc.com  @icbc  @RoadSafetyBC  DriveBC.ca

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Cst. Mike Halskov

E Division Traffic Services
Mailstop # 804 - 14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-2377
Fax: 778-290-6071

Email: E_Traffic_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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