Police forces across the province are teaming up in a campaign to crackdown on impaired driving during the holidays.
From now until early January, all 18 police forces throughout Quebec will intensify their efforts to catch drivers who have consumed alcohol or drugs.
The intensified efforts include more roadside checkpoints throughout the holiday vacation period.
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Police efforts are in collaboration with the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) and Operation Nez Rouge, the province’s volunteer service that helps inebriated drivers get home safely.
Lancement de l’opération nationale concertée Alcool ou drogue au volant, c’est criminel ! à @VilleTR rassemblant plus d’une soixantaine de policiers provenant de 18 organisations, en collaboration avec Contrôle routier Québec @SAAQ et @ONezrouge #AlcoolAuVolant #DrogueAuVolant pic.twitter.com/sUVjFRCPK9
— Sûreté du Québec (@sureteduquebec) November 29, 2019
According to the Sûreté du Québec, impaired driving causes an average of 110 deaths per year and 260 injuries that are considered “serious.”