RCMP launches summer driving campaign

Sunshine Coast Traffic Services

Submitted / Sunshine Coast RCMP
July 3, 2014 10:10 AM

Sunshine Coast RCMP joined together last weekend with detachments across B.C. to kick off the summer Counter Attack campaign.

Sunshine Coast RCMP joined together last weekend with detachments across B.C. to kick off the summer Counter Attack campaign.

Police were out in force on the Sunshine Coast and throughout the province in an effort to combat impaired driving.

While Counter Attack road checks occur throughout the year, impaired-related crashes increase in the summer months, so police are putting extra effort into taking impaired drivers off the roads this summer.

“Here on the Sunshine Coast this summer, impaired driving checks will be conducted by our general duty officers, our traffic officers and by additional officers who will target all areas of the Coast during peak periods,” said Const. Harrison Mohr. “The public has no patience for those who needlessly put lives at risk on our roads. We will be looking for impaired drivers and taking them off the roads.”

This past weekend, Sunshine Coast RCMP issued one 90-day immediate roadside prohibition, three three-day immediate roadside prohibitions, two prohibitions related to drug-impaired driving and a variety of tickets, including violations for no insurance, no driver’s licence, failing to register a vehicle and speeding.

Police encourage people to plan ahead for a safe ride home and to take their turn as the designated driver. On average, 96 people die every year in B.C. in crashes related to impaired driving.

“Every impaired driver we take off the roads may save one of those lives. That life may be your mother, child or best friend. Please make the right choice,” Mohr said.

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