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Ready, Set, Hut! Police Ready to Sack Impaired Drivers This Weekend

Region of Peel – Reducing Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) focuses on detecting and removing those individuals from our roads who choose to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Peel Regional Police conduct R.I.D.E. enforcement throughout the year and maintain a zero-tolerance policy with respect to impaired driving related offences.

Peel Regional Police Road Safety Services will be conducting Superbowl weekend R.I.D.E on February 3 and 4, 2018. Peel Regional Police would like everyone to enjoy a safe Superbowl weekend and celebrate responsibly.

If you plan on drinking alcohol:

  • Be responsible
  • Sometimes even the designated driver slips. If nobody in your group is sober, it has never been easier to arrange for another mode of transportation.
  • Choose a designated driver. Decide who’s going to be doing the driving before you go out, and make sure that person doesn’t drink any alcoholic beverages.

Impaired driving is no accident. In Canada, it is one of the leading causes of death on our roads that can be easily avoided by planning ahead.

If you suspect that someone is operating a motor vehicle while impaired, call 9-1-1 when safe to do so.

Peel Regional Police would like to remind everyone that road safety is a shared responsibility. Please think before you drink and drive. It is not worth risking your life or the life of another person.

R.I.D.E. Spot Checks Scheduled for Super Bowl Weekend

The Super Bowl will be taking place on Sunday, February 7, 2016, and Peel Regional Police will be deploying a complement of officers to be on the lookout for drunk drivers.

Super Bowl weekend is often associated with an increase in alcohol-related activities and get-togethers.  Peel Regional Police will be conducting R.I.D.E. spot checks in Brampton and Mississauga during the evenings of Saturday, February 6, 2016, and Sunday February 7, 2016.  These officers are in addition to other patrol officers who will also be out looking for drinking and driving-related offences.

Inspector Paul Pogue of Road Safety Services states “We want fans and citizens to enjoy the game, but plan ahead.” Drivers are reminded that the penalties for drinking and driving are severe.  They include licence suspensions and criminal charges, plus the potential for serious injuries or death.

For more information regarding impaired countermeasures and fines please click here.

Peel Regional Police are counting on you to do the right thing.  If you’ve had too much to drink, use a designated driver, call a cab, call a sober friend, or use public transit.  If you see a driver you think might be impaired, call 9-1-1 and help us take that driver off the road.

If you believe an intoxicated individual is about to drive, and cannot be dissuaded from doing so, Peel Regional Police urge you to immediately call 9-1-1.

Road safety is a shared responsibility and, by working together, we can continue to make our roadways safer for everyone.

Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.