You do the math

In Ontario:

Ontario Provincial Police officers stopped and checked more than one million vehicles during the 2010-11 RIDE program and charged 294 people with impaired driving — virtually the same as during last year’s campaign.

In Manitoba:

In a Tuesday statement, RCMP said 20,774 vehicles were stopped during their month-long seasonal checkstop program, which ended Sunday.

Of the drivers stopped, 115 were charged with impaired driving-related crimes. That’s more than in 2009 when 108 drivers were charged out of 19,232 vehicle stops.

Virtually the same program, over the same roughly month-long timeframe. 

One huge discrepancy in the ratio of drivers stopped to drivers charged.

These numbers don’t speak well for Manitoba’s drinking and driving issue.

What would happen if our police had the resources to stop a million drivers in a month?

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