The Niagara Regional Police Service’s commitment to road safety continues with a R.I.D.E campaign in the Cities of Thorold and Niagara Falls. During the evening of Saturday July 23, 2016, Niagara Regional Police Traffic Enforcement Unit organized an evening of R.I.D.E which proved to be a busy evening for officers.
Police say, in the first two hours approximately 300 vehicles were stopped. Of those drivers spoken to two were arrested for having consumed over the legal limit of alcohol to operate a motor vehicle (over .80mgs). A third driver had their license suspended for 3 days after receiving a “warn” for having (over .50mgs) of alcohol in their body. Police also removed a vehicle from the roadway as it was deemed unfit to be operated.
Numerous fines were issued to drivers in contravention of the Highway Traffic Act and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.
The Niagara Regional Police Service remain committed to reducing impaired driving offences through education and the apprehension of offenders through enforcement programs like R.I.D.E. Impaired driving is still the leading cause of Criminal Deaths in Canada and destroys thousands of lives every year.
This initiative has been made possible, in part as a result of grant funding from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services as part of the Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E) program.
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