Counter Attack road checks across the province start on December 1 to raise awareness and help reduce impaired driving crashes. Our campaign is to raise awareness that road checks will be happening and to remind everyone to make the smart choice.
Impaired driving continues to take a deadly toll on our roads. In an average year: **
- 258 people die in motor vehicle crashes. 31% of those fatalities in 2015 involved impaired driving.
- Impairment remains in the top three contributing factors for fatal car crashes.
Other impaired driving stats to keep in mind:
- Most impaired-related crashes (60 percent) occur on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
- Almost half (46 percent) take place between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.
- Sixteen- to 25-year-olds account for the highest number of impaired drivers (34 percent).
- Males account for 74 percent of all impaired drivers
Make a smart choice. If you’re going to be drinking, make sure you have a sober designated driver, money for transit or taxi, a place to stay overnight, or a friend you can call for a ride.
** Police-reported five-year average from 2011 to 2015.