Just in time for New Year's revelers: Police and ICBC are launching a roadside blitz targeting impaired motorists – and rewarding designated drivers.

Surrey RCMP, Delta Police serving up cold enforcement – or hot coffee

A multi-agency roadside check to stop impaired drivers begins Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Starting today (Wednesday, Dec. 30), Surrey RCMP, Delta Police and ICBC will launch a blitz targeting impaired drivers.

Police in Surrey and Delta will set up CounterAttack roadblocks at several locations in an attempt to weed out drunk or drug-impaired drivers.

At the same time, police will be embarking on “positive ticketing,” whereby designated drivers will receive coupons for free coffee.

“The holiday season is a fun time filled with festive celebrations with friends and family,” said RCMP Sgt. Paul Hayes. “No one wants their holidays ruined by a tragedy that could be easily avoided with a little pre-planning. End the year on a positive note by choosing not to drive while impaired.”

ICBC is also urging people to find an alternative form of transportation when liquor is involved.

“We want everyone to enjoy the holidays, so make sure you plan ahead for a safe ride home,” said Karen Klein, local ICBC road safety coordinator. “Take your turn as the designated driver, call a taxi, take transit or use Operation Red Nose. We all need to do our part to make sure friends and family get home safely.”

On average, 86 people are killed every year in crashes involving impaired driving in B.C.

If you see an impaired driver, pull over when safe and call 911. If you can, have the suspect vehicle description and direction of travel ready for the dispatcher.

For more information on road safety and impaired driving, visit ICBC’s website and the Surrey RCMP website.

 

Just Posted

Environment, finance top of mind for new Surrey Councillor Steven Pettigrew

Unexpected advocacy led to political mentorship, says first-term councillor

Noted fiddlers bring kids to Surrey stage for ‘A Celtic Family Christmas’ concert

Bell theatre date for Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy as they reunite for 23-city tour of Canada

South Surrey native wins ‘Oscars of hairdressing’ award

Simon James named Contessa 2019 Texture Hairstylist of the Year

Surrey-based business donates $1M to hospital’s children centre improvements

Surrey Hospital Foundation kicks off campaign for ‘transformation’ of children’s centre

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s unsung heroes inspire

The Now-Leader was proud to celebrate some deserving unsung heroes in this city on Wednesday night

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Ruling expected in CNN White House credentials case

U.S. District Court Judge will decide on White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta

WikiLeaks chief could see charges, US court filing suggests

Charges against Julian Assange could help illuminate the question of whether Russia co-ordinated with the Trump campaign

Federal MPs denounce controversial Facebook post targeting Sajjan

Okanagan Conservatives apologize for controversial Facebook post

Canada has enough pipelines to get the moon

Pipelines totalling 840,000 kilometres run across Canada

Migrants streaming into Tijuana, but now face long stay

U.S. border inspectors are processing about 100 asylum claims a day at the main border crossing with San Diego

One month after legalization, illicit cannabis shops doing brisk business

When asked what has changed since Canada legalized on Oct. 17, one staffer said: “We’re just busier.”

Hunter who saved B.C. man pinned inside smashed truck says ‘God was sending me to him’

Sayward man describes chance discovery of Duncan Moffat, 23, in northern Vancouver Island woods

Road-weary Canucks thumped 6-2 by Wild

Vancouver hosts the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday

Most Read