Festive RIDE Arrives for 2018 Holiday Season

Ontario Provincial Police are watching the roads for impaired drivers this holiday season.

The annual Festive R.I.D.E. - Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere - campaign is officially underway, and Superior East OPP Constable Trevor Tremblay says that means an increased police presence on local roads, with RIDE checks to see if people are impaired by alcohol or drugs, particularly as this is the first Festive RIDE since the legalization of recreational cannabis.

Constable Tremblay emphasizes that there is no safe amount of alcohol or cannabis to consume before driving, encouraging those who plan to partake of alcohol or drugs to prepare another option, such as a designated driver - including a taxi - or staying the night.

The campaign continues until January 2nd.