Oakville, Ontario, Oct. 05, 2018 - As Canadians prepare to celebrate this Thanksgiving
holiday weekend, MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are asking
everyone to do their part to prevent impaired driving by planning ahead for a safe
and sober ride home.
"Whether you're attending Thanksgiving celebrations at the home of a loved one,
or hosting a gathering yourself, please be sure to plan ahead for safe and sober
transportation," said MADD Canada National President Patricia Hynes-Coates. "If
you or your guests are drinking alcohol or consuming drugs, leave the driving to
Impaired driving continues to be a leading criminal cause of death in Canada, claiming
hundreds of lives each year.
MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada partner to raise awareness
about the risks of impaired driving and encourage Canadians to protect themselves
and one another:
- don't drive impaired – call an Uber, call a cab, take public transit, arrange a
designated driver or plan to stay overnight;
- don't ride with drivers who are impaired;
- if you see a driver you suspect is impaired, call 911 and report it to police.
"The effects an impaired driving crash can have on those involved, their families,
friends, and communities last a life time," said Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
President and CEO Ryan Michel. "Yet the decision of whether or not to get behind
the wheel impaired takes only a few seconds. Let's work together to insure a split
second decision doesn't turn into a lifelong tragedy. Make a sober ride home part
of your Thanksgiving plans."
Those looking for a safe, sober and reliable ride home at the push of a button can
check out Uber, MADD Canada's Official Designated Driving App. Visit https://www.uber.com/partner/en-ca/madd-canada/
for more information.
About MADD Canada
MADD Canada a national, charitable organization that is committed to stopping impaired
driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime. With volunteer-driven
groups in more than 100 communities across Canada, MADD Canada aims to offer support
services to victims, heighten awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and save
lives and prevent injuries on our roads. To learn more, visit www.madd.ca.
About Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is one of the country's leading producers and
distributors of home and auto insurance products, serving Canadians since 1953.
The company strives to keep its customers in "Good Hands®" as well as its employees,
and has been listed five years in a row on the Best Employers in Canada list. Allstate
Canada is committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which
it operates and has partnered with organizations such as MADD Canada, United Way
and Junior Achievement. To learn more about Allstate Canada, visit www.allstate.ca.