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Impaired Driving

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Impaired driving is still a problem. It's Canada’s number 1 criminal cause of death. Every day, 4 Canadians are killed and 200 are injured in alcohol-related crashes.

Be part of the change. Help make our roads safer for everyone. Drive SAFE.

Impaired driving in Halton

Impaired driving is still a major community safety issue.

  • In 2011, Halton Regional Police issued 447 temporary licence suspensions and laid 383 impaired driving charges.
  • Every year in December, Halton Region Police Service (HRPS) carries out its Holiday R.I.D.E (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign.
    • 17,396 vehicles were stopped between December 1-31, 2011.
    • 564 roadside breath tests were administered.
    • 37 arrests were made for impaired driving.
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A Halton police officer performs the pupil size test.

Detecting drug impairment

Impaired driving is not just related to alcohol. To help detect impairment caused by illegal and prescribed drugs, the HRPS has front-line officers specially trained as Drug Recognition Evaluators (DRE). Read more about this program in the HRPS 2011 Annual Report (external PDF).

Help keep our roads safe

Impaired driving isn’t just a holiday issue – Halton Region and the HRPS tackles impaired driving year round. Here's how you can help:

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  • If you think you see an impaired driver on our roads, report it by calling 9-1-1.
  • If you have an idea on how we can tackle impaired driving, let us know.

Together, we can help keep our roads safe.

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