Provincial Police were kept busy during the holiday season and their R.I.D.E. program.
In a release issued today, OPP report that 42,464 drivers were stopped as part of the R.I.D.E program and laid a total of 1,472 impaired driving charges.
OPP remind drivers that impaired driving charges means the loss of your driver’s licence, plus other penalties and a criminal record.
“The OPP thanks all road users and citizens who reported suspected impaired drivers to police and did their part to keep roads safe over the holidays.” the release says.
Drivers are reminded that the OPP conducts RIDE events throughout the year, as part of their ongoing commitment to save lives on roads.
The OPP Festive RIDE Campaign ran from November 16, 2023 to January 2, 2024.