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MADD Canada
Make This Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend a Safe One  Drive Sober

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 someone sober."

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.

Last Updated: Friday, 05 October 2018 10:24:15 AM EST

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