Saturday is National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day

Saturday is National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, and police say they will be at checkpoints throughout the province to reinforce the message that impaired driving is dangerous. 

In a news release, RCMP Cpl. Jennifer Clarke says if you're planning to hit the road, you should ignore electronic devices, obey the speed limit, and never drive while impaired. 

The release says Nova Scotia RCMP responded to 42 fatal collisions and 103 serious injury collisions in 2016, with alcohol or drugs being a causal factor in 26 of those accidents.