If you’ve noticed more R.I.D.E checks in Haliburton County, that’s because there has been.

The annual Festive Ride campaign is underway, which means local OPP are looking for impaired drivers.

According to the Ontario Provincial Police, alcohol related incidents have gone up by three percent in only one year.

Local police will be busy with the campaign until January 2nd.

OPP say new this year there are new drug recognition officers.