Posted on Wednesday March 16, 2016
Peel – R.I.D.E. focuses on detecting and removing those individuals from our roads who choose to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Peel Regional Police conduct R.I.D.E. checks throughout the year and maintains a zero-tolerance policy with respect to impaired driving related offences.
Road Safety Services will be conducting a St. Patrick’s Day R.I.D.E. program on March 17, 2016. Peel Regional Police wants everyone to enjoy a safe St. Patrick’s Day and celebrate responsibly. Don’t rely on luck, plan ahead, designate a sober driver or take alternative transportation.
Remember, buzzed driving is impaired driving and it’s never ok. It is not worth risking your life or the life of another person.
If you see an impaired driver call the police using 9-1-1 services as soon as you can do so safely.
- If possible pull over to a safe location before calling and remember to drive with care and attention to the road yourself. Your safety is paramount and we don't want the situation to become more hazardous than it may already be.
- Tell the police what you observed and what direction/street you were traveling on.
- If possible provide a licence plate of the motor vehicle or a description including the make, model and colour.
- A description of the driver is also helpful during an investigation, male/female, clothing, hair colour, facial hair or any distinguishing features.
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