OPP Launches Festive RIDE Program

The OPP say while it appears people are getting the message to not drink and drive, drug use and driving is on the rise.

Officials say over the first nine months of 2014 there has been a 17% drop in impaired driving charges compared to the same time last year. However, the number of people charged for drug impairment while driving has increased by 34%.

The Festive RIDE Program launches today and runs through January 2.

The OPP is reminding everyone to have a safe way home before deciding to go out and drink this holiday season.