With the holiday season approaching, the Vancouver Police and ICBC are working together to prevent impaired driving. A press conference was held on Wednesday, announcing the launch of a counterattack campaign. The campaign would allow an increase in road-checks province-wide throughout December.
Superintendent Holly Turton, Officer in Charge of the BC RCMP Traffic Services, shared a story about an impaired driving incident that killed a 19 year old woman and injured another in Delta. The two women pulled to the side of the road and exited their vehicle when they were struck from behind by a drunk driver.
“Some may call these tragic events ‘accidents’, but they are not. These are collisions which are 100% prevented, had someone decided to drive sober instead of impaired.” – Holly Turton, RCMP Superintendent