Vancouver police continue to crack down on impaired drivers.
“Last year, during the winter counter-attack, we took about 127 impaired drivers off the road and issued 95 immediate roadside prohibitions.”
Constable Brian Montague says he hopes that number goes down, and has one simple tip.
“Plan ahead. If you are planning on having some drinks, plan for a safe ride home well ahead of time. Plan for it before you have that first drink.”
The VPD encourages people to use a designated driver, Operation Red Nose or a taxi to get home safely.
Public transit is free with extended bus service from 5 p.m. News Year’s Eve to 5 a.m. New Year’s Day.