Charlottetown Police Services has a new wrapped van, that will assist in bringing awareness to Islanders, that impaired is impaired, and the dangers of driving under the influence of cannabis.
The new wrapped vehicle was funded in partnership with the PEI Cannabis Management Corporation, PEI Liquor Control Commission, and the City of Charlottetown. The van will now be able to warn Islanders that driving under the influence of cannabis is driving while impaired, and is punishable by law.
“The City of Charlottetown has an important role to play in protecting the travelling public”, said Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown. “The Birthplace of Confederation is fortunate to have strong partners in the provincial government to help us educate our citizens that driving under the influence of cannabis or alcohol is wrong and will not be tolerated.”
“We’re pleased to have formed a partnership to get this important messaging out to the public,” said Charlottetown Police Chief Paul Smith. “We essentially have a giant, highly visible billboard on wheels that we use to send a strong message about not driving under the influence. Anything that can potentially improve the safety of all Islanders is a worth initiative.”
This is just one aspect of an ongoing awareness campaign aimed at advising Islanders of key information regarding cannabis since legalization, and to ensure that Islanders know the risks when they consume.
“Safety is paramount to Islanders, and part of that is ensuring that people are informed”, said Minister of Finance, and Minister Responsible for Status of Women, Darlene Compton, “this is another proactive effort by PEI Cannabis Corp, and the PEI Liquor Control Commission to ensure that Islanders are informed, know the risks, and can consume responsibly.”
For more information, please visit justthefactspei.ca for information about the laws, health, and limits on cannabis.