BULLDOGS AND HAMILTON POLICE LOOK TO ENCOURAGE SOBER DRIVING
The Hamilton Bulldogs and the Hamilton Police Service have partnered up for the annual Festive RIDE program. As in previous years, Bulldogs ticket vouchers will be issued by Hamilton Police to motorists who successfully go through RIDE lanes.
The aim of the ticket voucher program is to remind drivers of the danger of impaired driving, and to encourage responsible driving practices.
Hamilton Police Chief Eric Girt says the Service is proud of its work with the team. “Impaired driving is preventable and it requires a collective effort to get the message across,” he said. “We hope this initiative continues to send a strong message in our community that we will not tolerate impaired driving.”
In 2018, Hamilton Police have stopped 111,366 vehicles and made over 436 alcohol/drug-related arrests. There were also four fatal motor vehicle collision involving impaired drivers this year.
“We are very proud to continue this holiday tradition, now in its seventh year,” said Bulldogs President and General Manager Steve Staios. “The Bulldogs are pleased to team up with the Hamilton Police Service in keeping our community safe and supporting the sober driving message through the RIDE lane ticket voucher program.”
The ticket vouchers are good for one free admission to one of three upcoming Bulldogs games at FirstOntario Centre on January 2/19, January 12/19 or February 13/19.
The Festive RIDE program runs until January 1, 2019.