May 16 to 22 is Canada Road Safety Week. The RCMP in New Brunswick is participating in this national initiative, as well as National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day on May 20.
Police will have checkstops set up across the province to stop impaired drivers.
"There is no excuse for driving while impaired. If you are consuming alcohol seek alternate ways to get home such as public transit, taxi or call a friend," says S/Sgt. Eric Larose of the Codiac RCMP. "This simple decision may result in saving a life."
The RCMP also encourages members of the public to call 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.
"We regularly stop impaired drivers, and often it's because a member of the public has called in it," says S/Sgt. Larose.
The RCMP will also be looking for people not wearing their seatbelts, drivers using handheld devices and those who are driving aggressively. These behaviours are often contributing factors to serious injury and fatal crashes in New Brunswick.