Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)

Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)

June 16, 2008 10:38 ET

CAA Supports the Survivor Fund Efforts

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - At the 2008 AAA/CAA Automotive Services Conference in Indianapolis, Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) Clubs presented a check for $2,250 to the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame Survivor Trust Fund.

The towing industry estimates indicate that as many as 100 tow truck operators are killed providing emergency roadside assistance annually in North America. To help the families of towers killed while trying to help motorists in distress, CAA National Office Manager of Automotive Services, Dave Steventon, presented a cheque to Miller Industries Vice President of Marketing and Trust Fund Director, Randy Olson, for the Survivor Fund.

"As the largest provider of roadside assistance in Canada, CAA is glad to support the Survivor Fund. We encourage all drivers to slow down and move over when approaching any vehicle at the roadside with their lights flashing," stated Mr. Steventon.

While it is difficult to determine with any accuracy the annual number of tower fatalities on Canadian roads, it does seem that it is surprisingly low considering the dangers that towers are exposed to during the delivery of this needed service.

"On those occasions when lives are lost, it is comforting to know that the Survivor Fund exists to provide solace to bereaved families," added Mr. Steventon.

About the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)

CAA is a federation of 9 automobile clubs serving over 5 million members through 148 offices across Canada. CAA provides a wide range of member services and works to improve travelling and motoring conditions at home and around the world, including national advocacy efforts on both traffic safety and public policy issues that affect Canadian motorists.

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