Friday, December 4, 2015 was National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, an event that saw the Leduc Municipal Integrated Traffic Unit on the roads, interacting with drivers.
For this Canada-wide initiative, there were a number of police checkstops throughout the City of Leduc where officers intercepted several motorists for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In total, over 325 drivers were contacted, with seven roadside driving suspensions being issued.
In addition, police were also promoting the R.I.D. (Report Impaired Drivers) program, providing drivers with promotional materials. The R.I.D. program started in the City of Leduc earlier this year, after a recommendation by the Community Safety Advisory Committee. The R.I.D. program was approved by City Counsel, who, in addition to the Province of Alberta, provided funding to get the R.I.D. program operational.
Last year, there were 103 injury collisions in the City of Leduc. To reduce this number and make our roads safer, the Leduc Municipal Integrated Traffic Unit encourages everyone to utilize the R.I.D. program by calling 9-1-1 if you suspect an impaired driver.