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.