Program aims to keep impaired drivers off the streets
The annual RCMP Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will kick off on Sunday (Dec 1) and continue up to and including January 1, 2020.
All RCMP Detachments and Traffic Services Units throughout the province will be participating in the program with the focus once again being on the detection and apprehension of impaired drivers and other high risk driving behaviours.
Last year, over 11,700 vehicles were checked, during 262 checkstops, that resulted in 105 people charged with Criminal Code Impaired Driving offences and 30 roadside suspensions. Five people lost their lives in traffic related collisions.