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Impaired drivers targeted in RCMP campaign

Mounties across the country are joining together in a national impaired driving enforcement campaign, just in time for national safe driving week.

Safe driving week runs from Dec. 1 to 7 and on Saturday, RCMP detachments and officers across the country will conduct a co-ordinated impaired driving enforcement initiative. According to a press release. officers will be out and visible, looking for people driving under the influence.

“We chose National Safe Driving Week to begin this campaign as part of a long-term organizational priority,” said Bob Paulson, commissioner of the RCMP.

“Each year, thousands of Canadians are injured or killed by impaired drivers and we chose this week to step up enforcement efforts to take alcohol and drug impaired drivers off the road, but we won’t stop here.” Over the coming months, the RCMP will also increase enforcement and awareness efforts in all detachments to stop impaired drivers.

“Impaired driving is an entirely preventable cause of death and injuries that devastates families and communities,” said Paulson. “A small decision can have consequences, please make the right choice before you get behind the wheel. Everyone has the right to come home safe.”



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