-from ICBC[sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]Impaired driving
We want everyone to enjoy a safe holiday season with family and friends. If you’ve been drinking, don’t get behind the wheel. Plan ahead to get home safe — arrange a designated driver, call a taxi, or where possible, take transit.
On average, 86 people are killed every year in crashes involving impaired driving in B.C. Get the facts on impaired driving.
Keep your friends safe
Is it your turn to be the designated driver? Help your friends and family get home safely. If you’re planning to drink, then arrange for a designated driver beforehand, call a taxi or a sober friend, or take transit.
When you drink and drive, you not only risk your life but those of others on the road. With so many options to get home safely, there is no excuse to drive while impaired.
Each year, we support enhanced police enforcement to help prevent impaired driving through CounterAttack awareness campaigns in July and December. You risk a fine, a driving ban and a potential criminal record in this police-run road check.
We want you to plan for a safe ride home before you start drinking so our roads are safer for everyone.
Don’t gamble with your car insurance
You may not be covered under your Basic Autoplan insurance if you drive over the legal alcohol limit or under the influence of drugs.
If you crash while driving impaired, you’re likely in breach of your insurance policy. That means you could be personally responsible for 100 per cent of the costs if you damage someone else’s property or injure them.
- Sooke RCMP 250-642-5241
- Sooke PocketNews article on the current CounterAttack
- Original article on ICBC
- Designated drivers
- Impaired driving fact sheet
- Special Occasion Support Kits
- Ignition Interlock Program