Summer Checkstop Program

The Nelson Police department will be kicking off the summer impaired driving checkstop program next week. Checkstops will be set up in the Nelson area with the intent of targeting impaired drivers as the summer season begins.

Signs of an impaired driver:

  • Driving unreasonably fast, slow or at an inconsistent speed
  • Drifting in and out of lanes
  • Tailgating and changing lanes frequently
  • Making exceptionally wide turns
  • Changing lanes or passing without sufficient clearance
  • Overshooting or stopping well before stop signs or stop lights
  • Disregarding signals and lights
  • Approaching signals or leaving intersections too quickly or slowly
  • Driving without headlights, failing to lower high beams or leaving turn signals on

Always maintain a safe distance from any driver you suspect might be impaired: 

  • Call 911 (If you are driving, pull over first if you can safely do so)
  • State your location
  • Vehicle description
  • Licence plate number of vehicle
  • Colour of vehicle
  • Make and model of vehicle
  • Direction of travel for the vehicle
  • Description of driver