Arrange a Sober Ride Home
Oakville, Ontario, April 17, 2019 - The first holiday long weekend of spring is
here and MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are asking everyone
to make it a safe one by arranging sober transportation home.
"If you're going to be drinking or consuming drugs, please make sure you have a
sober ride home," said MADD Canada Chief Operating Officer Dawn Regan. "Driving
impaired is never worth this risk, not this Easter long weekend or at any time."
Hundreds of Canadians are killed and tens of thousands are injured in crashes involving
alcohol and/or drugs every year. MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
are asking Canadians to prevent impaired driving crashes, deaths and injuries this
Easter holiday weekend by:
- Never driving impaired;
- Never getting into a vehicle being operated by someone who's impaired;
- Calling 911 if you see a driver you suspect is impaired.
"No one expects their world to change in seconds, as a result of a crash that injures
or kills someone, but that's exactly what can happen if you choose to get behind
the wheel impaired, or ride with an impaired driver," said Allstate Insurance Company
of Canada President and CEO Ryan Michel. "These tragedies are entirely preventable
if everyone makes safe and responsible decisions to arrange a sober ride home."
Plan for safe and sober transportation this holiday weekend. Call a cab, arrange
a designated driver, take public transit or check out Uber, MADD Canada's Official
Designated Driver App.
About MADD Canada
MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) 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 a leading home and automobile insurer focused
on providing our valued customers prevention and protection products and services
for every stage of life. Serving Canadians since 1953, Allstate strives to keep
our customers and employees in "Good Hands®". We are proud to have been named a
Best Employer in Canada for seven consecutive years. Allstate is committed to making
a positive difference in the communities in which it we operates and has partnered
with organizations such as MADD Canada, United Way and Junior Achievement. To learn
more, visit www.allstate.ca. For safety tips and advice, visit www.goodhandsadvice.ca.