With holiday parties in full swing, Chilliwack RCMP are urging people to ‘arrive alive’

RCMP launch their December CounterAttack campaign

The members of Chilliwack’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police are getting ready to launch December’s CounterAttack campaign, meaning they’ll be ramping up their intervention of impaired driving over the Christmas season.

“The Christmas season is a time of cheer, for parties and celebration,” said Corporal Mike Rail, spokesperson for the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment. “Be responsible and plan a safe way to get home.”

And with holiday parties already in full swing across the city, starting Nov. 30, Operation Red Nose will be offering an option for safe post-party travel: available Fridays and Saturdays after 9:00 p.m. during the month of December, drivers can be reached at 604-393-3000.

READ MORE: Stay safe on B.C. roads this holiday season

Then on Dec. 1, in conjunction with police agencies across B.C., Chilliwack’s RCMP Traffic Service is kicking off the National Safe Driving Week (Dec. 1 – 7) with an enhanced enforcement initiative on Dec. 1, and will continue the enhanced enforcement throughout the month of December alongside the provincial CounterAttack program.

Rail also wants to remind the public that it’s not only about drinking and driving when it comes to impaired driving: it also encompasses impairment by cannabis.

But to help everyone get home safely, here are a few suggestions from the RCMP:

· Organize a designated driver program with family and friends

· Plan ahead to travel by public transit or taxi

· Stay overnight

For more information and tips for planning a safe trip home, visit the RCMP’s website at BC.RCMP-grc.gc.ca, or those of Chilliwack Safer City and ICBC.


@SarahGawdin on Twitter
SarahGawdin on Instagram
Sarah.Gawdin@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Provincial government responds to Ryder Lake bad internet complaints

Anne Kang, Minister of Citizens’ Services, responded to a pair of letters sent to Victoria

Chilliwack Search and Rescue kept busy on B.C. Day long weekend

Six callouts in 10 hours Friday continued a trend of more outdoor enthusiasts needing help in 2020

Fraser Valley Bandits release top forward Cameron Forte

A team leader through four games of the CEBL Summer Series, Forte has been cut loose

The Happy Hiker, Art Lengkeek, recognized with bench and plaque on Mount Cheam trail

The 88 year old is a familiar sight on trails throughout the Fraser Valley and beyond

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

On this B.C. Day long weekend, put your knowledge of our province to the test

VIDEO: Otter pups learn to swim at B.C. wildlife rescue facility

Watch Critter Care’s Nathan Wagstaffe help seven young otters go for their first dip

Plane crashes into Nelson supermarket parking lot

Pilot and passenger have minor injuries

Michael Buble among 13 British Columbians to receive Order of B.C.

Ceremony will be delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19

U.S. border communities feel loss of Canadian tourists, shoppers and friends

Restrictions on non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border have been in place since March 2`

Rollout of COVID-19 Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

App requires users to have Apple or Android phones made in the last five years, and a relatively new operating system

Fraser Valley Bandits clinch playoff spot with win

Bandits down Niagara River Lions 70-57 on Sunday, improve to 3-2

Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP

Good Samaritans prevented the blaze from getting out of control

B.C. First Nation adopts ‘digital twinning’ software to better manage territory

Software allows users to visualize what a mountain might look like if the trees on its slopes were logged

Most Read