ICBC is asking people to plan a safe ride home this New Year’s Eve.
“In the last five years, three people have been killed in impaired driving-related crashes on New Year’s Eve alone.”
Road safety coordinator Joanne Bergman says a small nap doesn’t help with sobering up, and police still look for impaired drivers late into the morning on New Year’s Day.
“A lot of people think that if they stop drinking around two o’clock or three o’clock in the morning, and they have that quick nap for two hours and get up and choose to drive home, they’re still impaired. And they need to know you need to get all that alcohol out of your system before you get behind the wheel.”
She says an average of 130 people are hurt in 410 incidents in the Lower Mainland every New Year’s Eve.