Surrey RCMP and multi-agency CounterAttack campaign

Surrey

2016-12-29 14:17 PST

This Friday December 30th, the Surrey RCMP, in partnership with the Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU), Langley RCMP and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) are continuing CounterAttack enforcement efforts and positive ticketing.

Officers will be looking for impaired drivers at several CounterAttack road checks throughout the region and will be handing out free coffee coupons to those designated drivers getting passengers home safely.

Impaired driving crashes are preventable incidents, yet impaired driving remains in the top three of contributing factors for fatal crashes in BC, says Cpl. Scotty Schumann. When celebrating with alcohol this year help us reverse these statistics by making good choices.

If your holiday festivities involve alcohol, plan ahead for a safe ride home, says Karen Klein, local ICBC road safety coordinator. Arrange a designated driver, call a taxi, take transit or use Operation Red Nose. There are many options to get home safely.

On average, forty percent of all impaired-related crashes take place between 9pm and 3am, and men account for seventy percent of all impaired drivers in crashes.

If you see an impaired driver, pull over when safe and call 9-1-1. If you can, have the suspect vehicle description and direction of travel ready for the police dispatcher.

For more information on road safety and impaired driving, please visit ICBC’s website and the Surrey RCMP website.
 

Committed to serving the Community

Your Surrey RCMP is committed to providing a sensitive, responsive, professional policing service for all Surrey communities. For more information about Surrey RCMP Programs & Services, how to Protect Yourself, or our latest News Releases visit www.surrey.rcmp.ca.
 

For media inquiries contact:

Cpl. Scotty Schumann
Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP Media Relations Unit
Office: 604.599.7776
Email: surrey_media_relations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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