Area police services are reminding the public that the Festive RIDE campaign begins today.
Police will work around the clock during the campaign, conducting RIDE check stops in the area. These enforcement efforts, combined with the help of all citizens, to intervene when they suspect that someone is driving, or about to drive after consuming alcohol or drugs, will prevent innocent lives being lost this holiday season.
RIDE checks will begin November 24 and run until January 2, 2018.
Police remind the motoring public to be mindful when approaching a RIDE location. Officer safety is paramount as they are standing in live lanes of traffic. When you see the flashing lights, slow down and proceed with caution.