Halton Police Engage in R.I.D.E. Program

R.I.D.E. program
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Expect to see Halton Regional Police officers engaged in R.I.D.E. program (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) anywhere and at anytime during the month of December, as officers across the Province launch the holiday R.I.D.E campaign.

Halton Regional Police Service takes an aggressive approach to impaired driving throughout the year, not only during this holiday season. We work in close partnership with M.A.D.D and our EMS organizations to reduce impaired driving everywhere.

Halton Regional Police officers will be deployed in a variety of different vehicles and focused on community events, licensed establishments, not only in residential subdivisions but also in industrial and commercial areas. Compliance checks for those previously charged with impaired driving offences, and subject to ongoing license prohibitions, will also be occurring.

Impaired driving is a Crime in Progress. With the community’s help in reporting possible impaired drivers to police, we can all work together to keep our roads and community safe.

Halton Regional Seasonal R.I.D.E statistics for 2016 are:

  1. 266 roadside tests
  2. 51 impaired driving arrests
  3. 54 roadside suspensions

The consequences of impaired driving.

The reality of Driving High

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If you see a driver you suspect is impaired, please call 9-1-1. Let’s all play a role in keeping our community and roads safe.

Impaired driving is a CHOICE. Make this a happy and safe holiday season by making the right one.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

About the R.I.D.E. program

* The R.I.D.E. program began in 1977 as Reduce Impaired Driving in Etobicoke. The success of the program led to the expansion across the province of Ontario. In 1985, the program was challenged as a violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the random roadside checks do not violate the Charter as long as they are carried out for the purposes of the R.I.D.E. program only.

*Wikipedia

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