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Impaired Driving – Police Festive R. I. D. E. Programs Have Returned
Police R.I.D.E. spot checks are an effective deterrent to impaired driving. Here are four easy tips that will help make the check as safe as possible for you, other drivers, and the officers involved:
- Slow carefully, and tap your brakes twice to alert drivers behind you.
- Turn on your interior light as the officer approaches your vehicle.
- Place hands high on the steering wheel to increase safety for everyone.
- Just relax – no impairment means there is nothing to worry about.
Planning is the key to avoiding impaired driving this holiday season. When heading out, identify a designated driver, arrange a cab or other ride, take public transit, or stay over. When hosting, NEVER let impaired guests drive home. To learn more, read Sergeant Bob’s “R.I.D.E Spot Checks” tips.
Retired Police Sergeant Bob Paterson works closely with The McLennan Group to develop and share practical, economical safety tips for Canadians 50-plus. To read and print out all tips and view Sergeant Bob’s appearance schedule, visit Senior Safety Tips online.
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