On The Road
Think and survive, don't drink and drive
Released by Cpl Hollingsworth, Chwk RCMP
that time of year again where CounterAttack road blocks will be in full
swing. RCMP will be set up all over the Upper Fraser Valley Regional
Detachment area starting on Friday, December 2nd.
Chilliwack RCMP Traffic Services has a new addition to their section who
is hoping to make a difference in the community. Corporal Lee Dyson has
transferred from the General Duty Section and will be paying special
attention to the communities traffic concerns. "Our traffic members are
dedicated to making our roadways safer for everyone that uses them,"
says Corporal Lee Dyson. "The Christmas CounterAttack program raises the
awareness of our focus on impaired driving related offences. We also
target high risk and aggressive driving behaviours, as well as
distracted driving by those talking and texting on cell phones, and will
continue our school zone enforcement."
The Chilliwack RCMP Traffic Services will be randomly setting up
CounterAttack road blocks in the Chilliwack area (including Greendale,
Rosedale, and Yarrow to name a few). Fraser Valley Traffic Services will
be working in all of our communities within the Upper Fraser Valley
detachment area (from Chilliwack to Spuzzum!). Fraser Valley Traffic
Services CounterAttack initiatives include partnering up with the Fraser
Valley Integrated Road Safety Unit and the local detachment members.
There will be high visibility of police in order obtain maximum
exposure. The ultimate goal is to get impaired drivers off the road and
force them to choose a safe ride home.
"It gives me the greatest pleasure when we conduct the CounterAttack
road checks to see so many Operation Red Nose volunteers," says Staff
Sergeant Jim Simmill, in charge of Fraser Valley Traffic Services. "It's
clear the message is getting across."
Operation Red Nose provides free rides to drivers and their passengers
who, after going to a party, are impaired or too tired to drive home on
their own. It's a free service, but donations are gratefully accepted
and help fund local youth sports, and other not-for-profit
organizations. Operation Red Nose is available from November 25 to
December 31, 2011, from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
"The success of Operation Red Nose is wholly dependent on the people who
volunteer for the program," says Corporal Tammy Hollingsworth. "It's a
great way to give back to your community while helping to keep our roads
safe over the holidays."
Please visit the Operation Red Nose website at
www.perationnezrouge.com/en/home.html for more information or
call 1-877-604-NOSE (6673) or locally 604-393-3000.
Check out their facebook page ORNChilliwack and follow them on twitter @ORNchilliwack.
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