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No charges laid in local RIDE programs


NORTH DURHAM: Local drivers were lauded by police last week after RIDE programs in Port Perry and Beaverton resulted in no charges being laid. According to Durham Regional Police, RIDE programs in Beaverton and Port Perry on the night of Thursday, Nov. 7th saw 95 vehicles stopped with “zero enforcement outcomes.” “Ninety-five amazing discussions as educational pamphlets were provided to folks,” read a social media post. Pamphlets handed out by DRPS seek to educate drivers of the four main causes of fatal collisions: aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving, and not fastening your seatbelt. The Standard has published similar Public Service Announcements in conjunction with DRPS for more than a decade. This week, DRPS will be pairing with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to launch the annual Festive RIDE Program in Ajax on Thursday, November 14th.

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