CounterAttack roadchecks begin July 1st.
Starting this Canada Day long weekend, police are stepping up their enforcement of impaired drivers at CounterAttack roadchecks across the province.
Every year in B.C., 65 people die in crashes involving impaired driving. That’s why ICBC and police are urging drivers to plan ahead for a safe ride home whenever your summer activities involve alcohol.
On Canada Day, on average, one person is killed and 190 are injured in 730 crashes across the province.
While much progress has been made, impaired driving remains the leading cause of criminal death in Canada and in the top three contributing factors for fatal crashes in B.C. With many options available – like arranging a designated driver, calling a taxi or taking transit – there’s no excuse to drive impaired.
If you’re hosting a celebration this summer and plan to serve alcohol, get an ICBC special event permit kit for free on icbc.com. It’s also available when you apply for an event liquor permit on BCLiquorStores.com. The kits includes items to encourage designated drivers to stay sober and for guests to find a safe ride home.
ICBC supports two impaired driving education campaigns every year as well as funding for CounterAttack enhanced police enforcement. Learn more facts in ICBC’s infographic.