Stay Sober on Roads

By Robert Hale, Toronto Police Service Published: 1:49 p.m. December 16, 2016

Toronto police officers are out on the roads each night holding R.I.D.E. spot checks looking for impaired drivers.

A man in TPS uniform bends to speak to a driver in a car
A police officer stops a motorist at a RIDE spot check

“Impaired driving continues to be a problem on our roads, the goal of every officer is to not have any impaired drivers on the road at any time during the year, especially during the holidays,” Traffic Services Constable Clint Stibbe says, of the Holiday Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere spot checks. “When you drive impaired you make a decision to put other people’s lives at risk.”

Sergeant Derek O'Donohue speaks about impaired driving at a Seasonal R.I.D.E. spot check

As of December 14, 2016, there have been 1,320 Impaired Driving arrests. In all of 2015 that number was 1,302.

Stibbe says that police will continue education and enforcement to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road, making it safer for all road users.

“You can make Toronto’s roads the safest in the world, by planning ahead and using public transit, car-pooling or a designated driver,” Stibbe said. “You can be part of the solution, you can help save lives.”

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