The Regina Police Service wishes to remind the motoring public of the Report Impaired Drivers program, or RID. The RID program was introduced in Regina in September, 2010, and encourages anyone who sees a suspected impaired driver to pull over and call 9-1-1 to report to police. While there is no guarantee that police will be immediately available to apprehend the suspect driver, the RID program does aid enforcement efforts and helps to raise awareness of the problem of drinking and driving.
In 2011, the Regina Police Service received 1,528 RID phone calls, which resulted in 716 RID letters being sent to registered owners of reported vehicles. There were 129 instances where drivers were intercepted by police. Of the 129 interceptions there were 88 impaired charges and 76 other charges, for a total of 164 charges as a result of RID calls. Regina Police Service RID statistics are also presented month-by-month at the regular meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners.
The Regina Police Service commends drivers who obey the law and help keep roadways safe for all users. The Report Impaired Drivers (RID) program is a partnership between Police, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA), with support from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Students Against Drinking and Driving (SADD) and Rawlco Radio. More information on RID is also available on the SGI website at www.sgi.sk.ca.