Holiday partygoers are giving police something to smile about, as officer’s ramp up their Holiday Counterattack program to catch impaired drivers. Tis the season for Holiday road checks and if you think pulling a U-turn to try to avoid the roadblock will help it won’t and will only make the police more suspicious. “Sober Girls Designated Drivers Vancouver BC” does not want you to think you’re allowed to drive just because you had “only two beers,” think again! You’ll have a very hard time convincing the police officer with this argument and if you fail the breath sample test you’ll have to raise a reasonable doubt that the device wasn’t working properly or that the police officer didn’t do the test properly. If the screening device registered a “warn” – an intermediate rating for a blood-alcohol content between .05 and .08 – you could be slapped with a three-day driving suspension. The only positive thing that may come out of the situation is the police may allow “Sober Girls Designated Drivers Vancouver BC” to do a roadside pick up to get you in your vehicle home as opposed to the impound lot.
“Sober Girls Designated Drivers Vancouver BC” want you to be informed in regards to the newer system of issuing IRP’s (Immediate Roadside Prohibition) which gives police the authority to suspend driving privileges on the spot. If you have been criminally convicted of specific motor vehicle related offences you will in addition to any court ordered driving prohibition automatically have your driver’s license suspended under the Motor Vehicle Act. In addition, if you are convicted of an alcohol related criminal driving offence you will be required to pay for and complete the Responsible Driver Program and to pay for the install and maintenance of the Interlock Ignition before you can reapply to get your driver’s license back.
“Sober Girls Designated Drivers Vancouver BC” wants you to be prepared to provide driver’s license, insurance documents and to answer such questions as who you are, where you live and whether you are the owner or authorized user of the vehicle to confirm identity and remove doubt that you should be in possession of the vehicle and are the person identified on the driver’s license. (You are required by the MVA to state your name and address.)Beyond that, questions such as where are you coming from and where are you going do not need to be answered.
Police are well aware of Twitter accounts dedicated to letting people know about roadblocks and police are concerned it could encourage some potentially dangerous impaired drivers to get behind the wheel and it also contributes to distracted driving in which you can be fined for. The Police can’t arrest someone on providing roadblock information on social media however anyone with any morals would not provide information which could potentially cause harm another person. “Sober Girls Designated Drivers Vancouver BC” wants you to make good and safe choices such as a taxi, designated driver company, friend, spouse, family member. A designated driver service for hire should be happy to provide the service however you may be required to fill in their online form or use an their App just be sure the service you use does not ask for full access to your mobile device and that is an established service. “Sober Girls Designated Drivers Vancouver BC” and including the police, does not want anyone to be involved in a horrific crash or a fatality especially throughout the holiday season.

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