In one day the Nova Scotia RCMP stopped over 10,000 vehicles in 155 checkpoints across the province.
On Friday September 5th, RCMP officers continued their proactive education and enforcement campaign in support of the National Impaired Driving Enforcement Strategy.
Coordinated checkpoints resulted in 10, 772 vehicles being checked and 11 drivers charged with Impaired Driving by alcohol. Twelve other drivers were issued roadside driving suspensions.
Checkpoints are effective to get impaired drivers off the road and it is an opportunity for the RCMP to keep the conversation going about impaired and distracted driving, ‘We took 23 drivers off the road in one day,’ said, Cpl. Scott MacRae, Halifax Metro Traffic Services. ‘The tough part is imagining what could have happened to innocent people if we had not been there. People have to start taking responsibility for driving impaired and driving with those who are impaired, enough is enough.’
The RCMP will continue to aggressively focus on those who drive impaired by alcohol and drugs. It is a shared responsibility to help ensure people can get home safe to their families.
Citizens who spot a suspected impaired driver are asked to call 911 and report the location where the vehicle is traveling, description of the driver and/or vehicle, and license plate information. By providing this information it will assist the likelihood of RCMP being able to locate the driver.