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New Year’s Eve is almost upon us and as always, there will be festivities and concern for the potential for drivers who decide to drink and drive.
Ontario Provincial Police are asking drivers not to tweet, post or announce RIDE stops on social media, or spread the word about checkpoints.
OPP are concerned about RIDE checkpoints being announced on social media, as the purpose of these checkpoints, and the RIDE program is to stop people from drinking and driving and to catch them. The OPP is coming to the end of its Festive RIDE campaign which began on November 23, 2013 and will come to an end on January 2, 2014.
The Festive RIDE campaign means there will be a visible increase of OPP officers across Ontario.
It is well documented that drinking and driving is a deadly combination. According to MADD Canada, every year, hundreds of Canadians are killed, and thousands injured as the result of impaired drivers.
Even one drink can reduce your ability to concentrate and impair your reaction time. The more alcohol in your blood, the poorer your judgment is, the poorer your reaction time and the more dangerous you are as a driver.
Drugs can also impair your ability to drive, and not just illegal (street) drugs. According to the Ministry of Transportation, any drug (even prescription) that can alter your mood, and the way you see and feel can affect how you drive.
Impaired driving is a criminal offense, under the Criminal Code of Canada.
For more information about the dangers of impaired driving, please visit the Ministry of Transportation’s website.
The law firm of Aaron Waxman & Associates wishes you a very Happy New Year and asks you to stay safe this New Year’s Eve!
Don’t Drink and Drive
Don’t Consume Illegal Drugs and Drive
Be Aware of the Side Effects of Your Medication (especially if you are the designated driver)
Appoint a Designated Driver (who is well-rested)
Have Taxi Money
Plan to Spend the Night if you Have To
Always Have a Back Up Plan
SEE YOU IN 2014!
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