SOURCE: MADD Canada

MADD Canada

September 03, 2015 07:00 ET

Celebrate the Last Long Weekend of Summer Safely -- Drive Sober

OAKVILLE, ON--(Marketwired - September 03, 2015) - Whether you're heading to the cottage, cruising the lake or enjoying time at home this Labour Day weekend, make the last holiday weekend of the summer a safe one. If you're going to be drinking, please don't drive.

"Every day, on average, four people are killed and 175 are injured in impairment-related crashes," said MADD Canada National President Angeliki Souranis. "But we all have the power to prevent impaired driving and the tragic deaths and injuries that result from it."

MADD Canada and its volunteers across the country work with community partners and generous corporate sponsors such as Allstate Insurance Company of Canada to remind Canadians:

  • don't drive impaired;
  • don't ride with drivers who are impaired;
  • if you see a driver you suspect is impaired, call 911 and report it to police.

“As Canadians celebrate this last long weekend of summer, we encourage everyone to be safe and responsible,” said John O’Donnell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Allstate Insurance Company of Canada. “If you’re going to be drinking, plan ahead -- leave the car at home, arrange for a designated driver, take a cab or stay the night. Driving impaired is never worth the risk to yourself or others.”

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 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 three 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 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada), United Way and Junior Achievement. To learn more about Allstate Canada, visit www.allstate.ca.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Angeliki Souranis
    MADD Canada
    National President
    514-515-6233
    asouranis@madd.ca

    Kevin Wilson
    Senior Communications Specialist
    Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
    905-475-4536
    kwilson@allstate.ca