Counter attack season is upon us

Local RCMP are once again stepping up enforcement on our roads this holiday season

  • Dec. 21, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Local RCMP are once again stepping up enforcement on our roads this holiday season, as impaired driving remains one of the top causes of criminal death in B.C.

Traffic enforcement officers have begun proactively engaging in road safety checks in order to reduce the number of impaired (alcohol and drug) drivers and potential fatalities on B.C.s roadways.

The Prince George RCMP would like to offer a few tips to those persons celebrating this holiday season:

• Alcohol affects people in different ways due to diet, fatigue or drinking habits.  If you do drink, please do not drive.  By finding an alternative way home such as a cab, or designated driver, you can help ensure that you, and people sharing the road with you, get to their destination safely;

• Being impaired from drugs is the same as alcohol, and carries the same penalties.  Remember to drive to the conditions of the road;

• Snow or ice covered roads can impact how a vehicle operates such as increasing braking time, and can cause tires to lose traction or contact with the pavement;

• While most people understand that drinking alcohol and driving is dangerous, people need to understand that using drugs, illegal and prescription, and driving is  just as dangerous. If caught driving while under the influence of drugs and narcotics the penalties are the same as driving while criminally impaired.

 

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