Saskatchewan RCMP have kicked off a new impaired driving prevention initiative in the province that educates the hospitality industry on the consequences of over-serving and allowing patrons to drive away under the influence of alcohol.
The project — a partnership between the RCMP “F” Division Traffic Services and Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, and local fire department officials — comes fresh off the heels of the provincial government’s announcement to reduce the amount of fatalities from drunk driving in Saskatchewan.
Starting this month, the three agencies will visit licenced establishments throughout Saskatchewan to educate proprietors.
This will be followed up by conducting licenced premises/roadside checks.
“Through our joint efforts in conducting liquor permitted establishments checks we want to ensure public safety,” said Sgt. Al Hofland with Traffic Services in Saskatchewan, in an email.
“We would like to see all patrons who leave our licensed establishments make the right choice and plan a safe ride home.”