Toronto 2010 Holiday R.I.D.E. Results

Update: January 5, 2010 Ontario Provincial Police R.I.D.E. Results for November 26 through to January 2, 2011 Inclusive, December 29, 2010 Impaired Driving – 1 in 4 Canadians Admit Doing It in Last Year, December 24, 2010 Toronto R.I.D.E Program 2010, November 25, 2010 Ontario – Laws & Consequences Surrounding Impaired Driving

see source, Toronto Police News Release

2010 Holiday R.I.D.E. Program (November 25-December 31),
Final update

The Toronto Police Service 2010 Holiday R.I.D.E. program has finished. A total of 1,711 officers dedicated 5,120 hours to the Holiday R.I.D.E. program in Toronto. A total of 336 spot checks were conducted with the following results:

A comparison to the final results in 2009 is provided.

Final spotcheck summary 2010 (day 37)
• Vehicles stopped: 98,815
• Drivers tested: 1,805
• Charged Over 80 (includes all Over 80 charges): 49
• Charged refuse (includes all fail/refuse charges): 5
• Charged impaired: 22
• Issued warn range suspension: 177
• Issued 90 day suspension: 50
• Total suspensions issued: 227
• Vehicles impounded: 129
• Total people charged: 60
• Total drinking and driving charges laid: 76

Final spotcheck summary 2009 (day 37)
• Vehicles stopped: 99,850
• Drivers tested: 1,715
• Charged Over 80 (includes all Over 80 charges): 60
• Charged refuse (includes all fail/refuse charges): 16
• Charged impaired: 23
• Issued warn range suspension: 190
• Issued 90 day suspension: 76
• Total suspensions issued: 266
• Vehicles impounded: 136
• Total people charged: 76
• Total drinking and driving charges laid: 99

One in every 33 drivers tested at a spot−check resulted in the driver being arrested for a criminal drinking and driving offence and one in 10 drivers tested resulted in a warn range driver’s licence suspension.

These numbers reflect the Toronto Police R.I.D.E. spot−checks only.

With the new seven−day impound legislation starting on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, Toronto Police Officers have impounded 170 vehicles for drinking and driving.

Six people were killed in Toronto in 2010 due to the criminal activity of drinking and driving.

The Toronto Police Service conducts R.I.D.E. spotchecks throughout the year to ensure that citizens arrive at their destinations safely, and will continue to work cooperatively with members of the public to heighten society’s awareness of the dangers associated with impaired driving.

Together we can make a difference, by sending a strong message to our communities that impaired driving will not be tolerated. Plan ahead. Don’t drink and drive.

For further information, please contact Toronto Police Service Ride Coordinator, Constable Wendy Johnston, at 416−808−1954.

Update: January 5, 2011 RIDE results from Toronto, OPP, York and Durham Police

York regional police had more modest results after their ‘enhanced’ R.I.D.E. initiative on November 25, 2010. They stopped 32, 841 vehicles and charged 8 drivers with impaired driving.

Durham regional police stopped 8,201 vehicles and charged 109 drivers.

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