In their continued effort to address road safety issues and educate citizens on the rules of the road, during December the HRP/RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit is concentrating their efforts on combatting impaired driving.
During “Operation Christmas”, the Unit is conducting checkpoints throughout the region to ensure that drivers on our roadways are sober and educated on the dangers of getting behind the wheel after drinking.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs puts everyone in danger. HRM Partners in Policing encourage citizens to help keep our roads safe by calling 911 if you believe someone is driving while impaired.
Officers will also continue to provide information to motorists about the importance of preparing their vehicle for the winter.
In November, during “Operation Winter Wise,” Unit members held road checks throughout the region where pamphlets pertaining to winter weather driving safety were handed out to motorists. The also issued a total of 896 Summary Offence Tickets throughout the month.