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NEWS & EVENTS
YOUTH FORCE
HANDS FREE LAW
CHIEF OF THE MONTH
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RIPCA YOUTH FORCE is a brand new youth leadership program that focuses on Traffic Safety issues.

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Chief Richard Ramsay began his career on the West Warwick Police department in 1989.

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WHAT IS YOUTH FORCE?
TARA GRANAHAN RADIO SHOW - "RED FLAG" POLICY 

YOUTH FORCE is a year round traffic safety and leadership program. YOUTH FORCE is led by The Rhode Island Police Chiefs' Association (RIPCA) and supported by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), Office On Highway Safety.

 

The mission of YOUTH FORCE is to provide Rhode Island youth and their adult advisors with the motivation, information, skills and support necessary to organize events and activities that support Traffic Safety efforts within their communities. Safety campaigns targeting distracted  driving, impaired driving, and speeding, as well as, alcohol and drug free prevention strategies are examples of planned topic areas to be covered.

TARA GRANAHAN RADIO SHOW - "RED FLAG" POLICY 
RHODE ISLAND HANDS FREE LAW PSA

HANDS FREE LAW  

Rhode Island is about to go hands-free when it comes to drivers and cell phones. A new law will prohibit any driver use of hand-held wirelesses communication devices. Driver will not be able to hold a cell phone or other wireless device while operating a vehicle. The use of headphones or other accessories that cover both ears also is not allowed.

 

Drivers will be able to use in-car or other hands-free systems or accessories, commonly using a wireless technology called Bluetooth.

If a police officer observes you holding a phone and talking or texting while driving, you will be pulled over and may be fined up to $100. The offense may be waived for first offenders only by showing proof of purchase of a hands-free device.

THE RIPPLE EFFECT

THE RIPPLE EFFECT

Impaired Driving Media Campaign takes an intimate look at the enormity of drunk driving crashes and we learn that the number of lives one incident touches is astonishing. The campaign highlights the “ripple effect” through the viewpoint of those involved; including victim’s families and friends, medical personnel, first responders and others who have experienced the consequences and long tail impacts of alcohol-impaired driving crashes.

The video shown is in titled, 'Ryan's Story'. Ryan Bourque was a Jamestown Police Officer, whose life was tragically taken in May 2016 as a result of a wrong way - drunk driver.

For more about The Ripple Effect please visit the website at

www.rippleeffectri.com

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The RIPCA is a proud supporter of the Rhode Island Special Olympics.

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The RIPCA is a proud sponsor of the Veterans Program initiated by the Providence YMCA .

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