Oakville, Ontario, Oct. 10, 2019 - As Canadians prepare for Thanksgiving weekend,
MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are taking a moment to give
thanks for all the people who are committed to safe and sober driving.
“Most Canadians know how dangerous impaired driving is, and they never take the
risk of getting behind the wheel drunk or high,” said MADD Canada Chief Executive
Officer Andrew Murie. “We recognize those who always make the responsible choice
and arrange a sober ride home.”
“Allstate Canada and our agents across the country recognize all the drivers – rideshare,
taxis, transit, designated drivers – who get people home safely,” said Allstate
Insurance Company of Canada President and Chief Executive Officer Ryan Michel. “Having
these safe, sober and reliable transportation options means that fewer people will
take the risk of driving impaired, and that is something for which we can all be
Unfortunately, not everyone makes the right choice of leaving the car behind if
they are drinking or consuming drugs. Crashes involving alcohol and/or drugs continue
to kill hundreds of people, and injure tens of thousands, on Canadians roads and
highways each year.
That is why 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 by:
- never driving impaired; call an Uber, call a cab, take public transit, arrange a
designated driver or plan to stay overnight;
- never riding with drivers who are impaired;
- calling 911 if you see a driver you suspect is impaired.
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 (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
About Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is a leading home and auto insurer focused
on providing its customers prevention and protection products and services for every
stage of life. Serving Canadians since 1953, Allstate strives to keep both customers
and employees in "Good Hands®" and is 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 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,