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Saskatchewan’s RID program encourages reporting of impaired drivers


June 28, 2010   by Canadian Underwriter


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Saskatchewan’s new Report Impaired Drivers (RID) program has resulted in Saskatoon Police Services laying 45 impaired driving charges, according to Saskatchewan’s government insurer.
The program was launched in March 2010. Since then, police have responded to close to 750 calls reporting suspected impaired drivers.
“The response to the RID program has been outstanding,” June Draude, minister responsible for SGI, says in a press release.
“Saskatoon residents have made a difference in their community and may have saved lives by calling 911 when they felt someone was driving under the influence.”
The RID program is a partnership led by SGI, the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) and the Saskatoon Police Service. The program also receives support from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Students Against Drinking and Driving and Rawlco Radio.


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