Police from across B.C. will be targeting impaired, distracted, and dangerous drivers this summer.
“For the month of July RCMP officers will be taking part in targeted traffic enforcement campaigns designed to catch dangerous drivers and keep British Columbia’s roadways safe,” explains Supt. Mike Diack, Officer in Charge of ‘E’ Division Traffic Services.
Diack says traffic volumes typically increase in July due to the fact that schools are closed and many people begin taking summer vacations.
This year police will be targeting a number of dangerous driving behaviors that increase the risks while behind the wheel. Impaired driving, speeding, distracted driving, and unsafe and dangerous driving habits will all be addressed in communities across the province.
“Unfortunately it seems that we need to remind people regularly that certain actions can have deadly consequences — driving while impaired, either from alcohol or drugs, speeding, and driving while distracted all dramatically increase the likelihood of being in a collision. There is simply no excuse for these behaviors as they put the lives of other people at risk.”