The OPP's festive R.I.D.E. program kicked off last Friday.
Further information is included in the following news release issued today by the local OPP detachment:
The Festive R.I.D.E. program commenced Friday November 25th, 2005, and will continue until Sunday January 2nd, 2006. Festive R.I.D.E. checkpoints will be a common sight as officers from North Bay, Mattawa and Powassan Detachments stop traffic in an effort to encourage sober driving.
North Bay, Mattawa, Powassan Detachments Festive R.I.D.E. 1st Weekend Statistics – Friday November 25th to Sunday November 27th, 2005:
Number of vehicles checked: 553
Number of persons charged with
impaired over .08 or refusal: 1
12 hour suspension: 1
90 day ADLS: 0
Total Number of Motor Vehicle Collisions: 15
Total Number of Fatal Motor Vehicle Collisions: 0
Total Number of People Killed: 0
Total Number of People Injured: 5
Total Number of other Charges (Criminal and non): 1
Remember, please slow down as you approach a R.I.D.E. checkpoint and follow the officer’s instructions.