Friday, July 7, 2017

Reminder of Zero Tolerance on Impaired Driving from BC Ferries

BC Ferries reminds its customers of their
Zero Tolerance policy when it comes to
Drinking, driving and boarding the ferry
As passenger levels increase through the summer months for BC Ferries, the province's coastal transportation service is reminding its customers that when it comes to drinking and driving, BC Ferries has a Zero Tolerance policy in place.

As a reminder for customers, the Ferry Corporation issued a statement yesterday to reinforce their policies and noting that anyone arriving at their terminals impaired whether by alcohol or drugs will be reported to police.

As part of their information notice they outlined that in the last fiscal year for the company 127 separate incidents required the attendance of police.

RCMP detachments along
the BC Ferries northern routes
are partners with the Ferry Service
in stopping Impaired Driving
“BC Ferries is dedicated to the safety of its customers and employees,”  ...“I am very proud of our employees for the way in which they handle these challenging incidents. We have a zero tolerance policy for passengers under the influence of drugs or alcohol and the unacceptable conduct as well as safety issues that can be associated with impairment.” -- Corrine Storey, BC Ferries’ Vice President of Customer Services

BC Ferries has a strong working relationship with RCMP detachments and local police departments in the communities that it serves and should passengers make wrong choices during their travels, there's a very good chance that someone will be waiting to greet them upon their arrival at their destination.

For more background on BC Ferries Zero Tolerance policy see this information release.

Further notes related to Marine Transportation on the North Coast can be found on our archive page, while background on Emergency Response files in the Northwest can be found here.

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