POLITICS
11/16/2011 12:40 EST | Updated 01/16/2012 05:12 EST

Saskatchewan wants to 'RID' roads of unsafe drivers

REGINA - A program to improve safety on Saskatchewan roads has expanded to include the entire province.

Report Impaired Drivers (RID) encourages people to call 911 if they see a driver they suspect is drunk.

It began as a pilot program in Saskatoon in March 2010.

It has since broadened to include Regina, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Weyburn and Estevan.

Police say RID has led to 300 impaired driving charges.

Officers have also sent warnings to more than 2,100 people to advise them their vehicle was being operated by a suspected drunk driver.

Tim McMillan, minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance, says 60 people are killed and another 800 injured in the province each year in drunk-driving collisions.