The OPP in the Northeast is gearing up for their annual Festive RIDE campaign. Police say the roadside checkpoints have become a familiar part of the holiday season and helps reduce impaired driving in the area.
Starting this weekend until the end of December, police across the region will be teaming up to help reduce the amount of impaired drivers on the road. The OPP says impaired driving remains to be a leading criminal cause of death in our country. Police say even one drink can reduce your ability to concentrate and the more you have, the more trouble you have judging distances.
The OPP is reminding residents only time can reduce your blood alcohol level, as coffee and exercise don’t help. Having one too many becomes a crime if you get behind the wheel and police say some alternatives to drinking and driving include, calling a cab, having a friend or family member pick you up or going out with a designated driver.
Local police will be doing their part keeping everyone safe this holiday season and are asking that residents do theirs by not drinking and driving.