Festive RIDE Starts Today

Posted: 2018-11-23 07:38:58 By: hbr

Heading into the first Festive RIDE campaign since the legalization of non-medical cannabis, the OPP is reminding drivers that they are as prepared to deal with drug-impaired drivers over the holidays as those who are alcohol-impaired.

So far this year (2018), alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the deaths of 39 people on OPP-patrolled roads.       

Police say their Standardized Field Sobriety Test-trained officers and Drug Recognition Experts have been in place for years and continue to prove effective in identifying drug-impaired drivers.

The Festive RIDE campaign starts today and will run to January 2nd.