Monday, January 04, 2016

2015 impaired driving arrests for the festive RIDE program

2015 impaired driving arrests for the festive RIDE program

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 2:44 PM
Traffic Services:  416-808-1900

Traffic safety continues to be a priority for the Toronto Police Service.

During the 2015 Festive RIDE program, which ran from Thursday, November 19, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016, the Toronto Police Service arrested 211 people for an impaired driving-related offence. This represents an 8% increase over last year.

YearDaysArrests% Change from 2014Avg. arrests per day% Change from 2014
201545211+ 8%4.7+27%

YearTotal ArrestsPeriod% Change from 2014
20151364Jan 01, 2015 – Dec 31, 2015-.5%
20141371Jan 01, 2014 – Dec 31, 2015N/A

The message has been, and always will be, if you drink don’t drive. The Toronto Police Service would like to remind the public that we all have a responsibility to make our roads safe for all road-users. If you drive a motor vehicle while intoxicated, we will stop you.

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank those people who made the right choice to not drink and drive. Ending impaired driving will continue to be a goal for the Toronto Police Service and, with the support of the public, we can keep the roads of Toronto safe for all road-users.

The Toronto Police Service is encouraging citizens to help police in the war against impaired driving by calling 9-1-1 if they believe another driver may be impaired.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

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