Thursday December 1, 2011

 

On The Road

CounterAttack's Back

Think and survive, don't drink and drive

Released by Cpl Hollingsworth, Chwk RCMP

 

t's 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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