Holiday season means Chilliwack RCMP crackdown on impaired driving

December CounterAttack campaign kicks off this weekend

With Christmas party season around the corner, the RCMP are set to launch December’s CounterAttack campaign as police ramp-up intervention of impaired driving over the holidays.

In conjunction with police agencies across B.C., Chilliwack RCMP Traffic Service are kicking off the December 1 to 7 National Safe Driving Week with an enhanced enforcement initiative on Dec. 1.

Police will continue the enhanced enforcement throughout the month of December with the Provincial CounterAttack program.

• RELATED: Stay safe on B.C. roads this holiday season

• RELATED: Police on the lookout for drunk drivers this Canada Day weekend

RCMP remind motorists impaired driving is not restricted to only alcohol but also encompasses impairment by cannabis.

“The Christmas Season is a time of cheer, for parties and celebration,” says Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail. “Be responsible and plan a safe way to get home.”

Tips to plan a safe trip home:

· Organize a designated driver program with family and friends.

· Plan ahead to travel by public transit or taxi.

· Stay overnight.

Beginning Nov. 30, Operation Red Nose offers another option for getting home safely. Available Fridays and Saturdays after 9 p.m. during the month of December, drivers can be reached at 604-393-3000. For information regarding the program visit the Operation Red Nose website.


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