Prince Rupert RCMP step up road enforcement

Canada's Road Safety Week is from Dec. 1 - 7 and Prince Rupert RCMP are taking steps to ensure the city's roads are safe

The holidays are always the time of year for festivities, parties and flowing alcohol, so Prince Rupert RCMP members are ramping up enforcement of safe driving habits early.

From Dec. 1 – 7 during Canada’s Road Safety Week, RCMP members will be targeting dangerous drivers, such as those speeding, using handheld electronic devices like cell phones, and drinking and driving.Saturday, Dec. 3 is National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day.

“Impaired driving is an entirely preventable cause of death and injuries which have devastating effects in our communities. The consequences of impaired driving are massive as you are risking your life and the lives of others,” said Sgt. Dave Uppal in a news release sent Tuesday.

“Everyone has a right to come home safe, so the message is simple, ‘Don’t drink and drive.'”Additional Prince Rupert RCMP members are scheduled to work on Dec. 3 to help enforce the preventable cause.

Police are also asking for the public to do their part and report dangerous driving to Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).