The warnings go out every year – and people continue to die in deaths involving impaired and distracted driving.
Tonight kicks off the RCMP’s province-wide counter-attack campaign.
It will involve roadblocks at a number of places in the Lower Mainland – and beyond.
Corporal Ronda Rempel with Traffic Services says busting impaired or drunk drivers is common over the summer months.
“B.C. has one of the toughest impaired driving laws in the country. Police are using that legislation to enforce this and save lives on B.C. roads. 86 people are killed every year in B.C. because of impaired driving, and half of those deaths actually occur in the summer months.”
“Impaired driving is one of the top contributing factors for collisions in the province, and so we’re wanting to put that message out to the public. There’s been a ton of education pieces done over the years, but, again we need to remind people that impaired driving is completely preventable if they plan ahead.”
The easiest way to avoid delays at a roadblock?
Don’t drive impaired or distracted, and, have your driver’s license ready for inspection.