(CMR) The RCIPS is reminding all members of the public that if you are going to drink, don’t drive.
Make a travel plan for how you will get to and from events before leaving home for the night, the police advised.
The police will have increased presence at events and targeted road locations over the course of the weekend.
“Our advice is always, do not drink and drive. For those persons who plan to consume alcohol; you must have a plan on how to get to and from these events that do not involve you getting behind the wheel,” said Acting Superintendent Brad Ebanks.
“Whether that means appointing a designated driver, taking a taxi, utilizing the Flex app, or even calling a family member or friend for a ride, there is never an excuse to drink and drive. We will have an increased police presence on the roads this weekend, with a focus on deterring and detecting drunk driving. Remember that if convicted, you will lose your license for at least a year. Motor vehicle collisions involving drunk driving often prove fatal or have severe life-changing injuries,” he added.
The RCIPS also reminds the public of the importance of staying safe when out socializing.
“Stay in a group and watch out for your friends. At the end of the night, ensure that everyone in your group has a safe way to get home.” the police advised.