From January 1 to November 30, 2021, 73 people lost their lives in 63 vehicle collisions across Manitoba RCMP jurisdiction. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in 21 of these collisions.
While impaired driving enforcement is conducted throughout the year, this Saturday is National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, the annual launch of increased enforcement for the holiday season.
Impaired driving remains the leading criminal cause of death, but that is a statistic you can help change:
1. Report any suspected impaired drivers to your local police. We can all work together to keep impaired drivers off the road.
2. Take responsibility and make the smart choice to plan ahead. Make your decisions while sober. Those decisions are what will get you and other drivers on the road home safely.
Stay safe on the road and make the smart choice when you pick up your keys.