Sleigh bells, not jail cells
2019-11-28 15:13 PST
File # 2019 Counterattack
Drinking rum and eggnog is a great way to celebrate the holidays. But if you’re drinking, just don’t drive—otherwise you could be stopped at a road check as part of a month-long Counter Attack campaign with ICBC and the province.
Despite what you may think, no amount of coffee, cold showers, fresh air or food will make you sober—not even that extra serving of turkey and pie! The only cure is time. Did you know it takes about eight hours for your body to eliminate alcohol when you’re at the legal limit (80 mg% blood alcohol concentration)?
Langley RCMP will be busy with high visibility road checks and traffic enforcement for entire month of December (and New Year’s, of course), as a means to keeping our roadways safe. We ask that you make the right decision to not drink and drive and encourage others to make alternative arrangements for a safe ride home before heading out for the night’s festivities.
- Never get into a vehicle with an impaired driver
- Choose a designated driver before the event starts
- Plan to take a taxi or public transit (keep some money aside)
- Call a sober friend or family member for a ride / arrange a ride ahead of time
- Call Operation Red Nose at 1-604-539-9082
- Spend the night at a friend’s place
We can all help to keep our roads safer by making smart choices for ourselves and encouraging others to make plans for a safe ride home before the festivities begin. Drivers are reminded that police will be out any time of day in any type of weather. Residents of the Langleys have time and again shown their intolerance for impaired driving by reporting to police observations of motorists they believe to be impaired.
If you see what you believe to be an impaired driver, call your local police!
Cpl. Holly LargyMedia Relations Officer
Langley RCMP Detachment - "Connected with our Community"
langley.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
22180 - 48A Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 8B7
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