Oakville, Ontario, Aug. 02, 2018 - With another summer weekend nearly here - a holiday
long weekend across much of the country - MADD Canada and Allstate Canada are asking
everyone to put safety first by planning ahead for a sober ride home if alcohol
or drugs are part of their weekend plans.
"Summer is well underway and the statistics and news reports clearly show not everyone
is getting the message about the risks of impaired driving. Whether you're bound
for the cottage, taking the boat out on the lake, trekking the trails on an ATV,
or spending the weekend at home with family and friends, please don't drive impaired,"
said MADD Canada National President Patricia Hynes-Coates. "No one should ever have
to experience the devastating tragedy that can result from impaired driving."
Crashes involving alcohol and/or drugs kill hundreds of Canadians and injure tens
of thousands every year. MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada partner
to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving and encourage everyone
to help keep roads and communities safe.
- Never drive a car, boat, ATV or any other vehicle while impaired;
- Never ride with a driver who is impaired;
- Call 911 to report suspected impaired drivers.
"Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is never worth the risk. You could
lose your licence, face steep fines, go to jail or, worse, you could hurt yourself,
your passengers or others on the road with you," said Ryan Michel, President and
CEO of Allstate Insurance Company of Canada. "Be safe, leave the car at home and
plan for sober transportation."
Whatever your plans are this weekend, please arrange a sober ride home. Call an
Uber or a cab, arrange a designated driver, take public transit or stay the night.
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 is 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.