Orangeville Police launch Holiday R.I.D.E. campaign

Your Orangeville Police Service has started their annual Holiday R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign.

Officers will be conducting R.I.D.E. spot checks at a variety of locations in and around Orangeville throughout the holiday season.

“We want to assure the public that enforcement regarding impaired driving continues to be a year-round priority, to keep our roads safe for everyone”, said Chief Wayne Kalinski. “Impaired driving is 100% preventable. It’s about making choices. Unfortunately there are still people who make the wrong choice and operate a vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs”.

Police remind citizens to plan ahead and make alternate arrangements to prevent impaired driving. Arrangements such as choosing a designated driver, calling a taxi or arranging for a friend or family member to pick you up are all great alternatives to driving while impaired.

Police also continue to encourage the public to call 911 when they see a suspected impaired driver. Keeping our roads safe is a shared responsibility and police often receive reports of suspected impaired drivers from other motorists.
The Orangeville Police Service wishes to thank the public for their continued support.

Posted on November 18, 2019