As part of our Festive RIDE Program, we teamed up with the Grade 3 and 4 classes at Pringle Creek Public School in Whitby to educate the public about the dangers of drinking and driving.
The students shared their thoughts on the dangers of impaired driving and the long-lasting consequences that come from this dangerous action, such as serious injuries, the impact on loved ones and death. Click here to watch the video.
Now into the fourth week of the Festive R.I.D.E campaign, in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Durham Chapter, officers stopped more than 1,200 vehicles and charged 19 drivers with drinking and driving offences.
After the third week, the Festive RIDE team has charged a total of 52 motorists for drinking and driving offences. Last year at the same time, 59 had been charged. Another 47 motorists have registered a WARN on a roadside screening device and had their driver's licence suspended for 3 days. Last year at the same time, 61 driver's had their licence suspended for registering a WARN.
Festive R.I.D.E. officers will continue until New Year's Eve to keep our roads safe. Weekly updates will be provided every Monday, including the publishing of names of those charged with drinking and driving offences on the DRPS website, www.drps.ca.
For more information regarding the Festive R.I.D.E. campaign, contact D/Cst. Todd Gribbons of the Traffic Services Branch at 1-888- 579-1520 ext. 5225.
Kids Get It - Stop Drinking and Driving (JPG file, 382.1K bytes)