Festive RIDE Program underway in Midwestern Ontario
The 2021 Festive Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E) Season is underway throughout Grey, Bruce, and South Bruce Counties.
The Grey Bruce and South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with partners from the Hanover Police Service, West Grey Police Service, Saugeen Shores Police Service, and the Owen Sound Police Service will be conducting spot checks.
A media release added The OPP remains committed to taking alcohol or drug-impaired drivers off the roads through enforcement, and public education.
During the Festive R.I.D.E season in 2020, members of the Grey Bruce and South Bruce OPP conducted over 105 R.I.D.E programs. These R.I.D.E programs resulted in 22 warning range suspensions, and 25 impaired driving charges.
Police reported that, “Drivers are reminded that no amount of alcohol or drugs in your system is safe when driving. If you plan on drinking or consuming drugs, plan to not drive. Instead, arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi or public transit, or come up with another plan that takes impaired driving out of the picture.”