MADD Canada

MADD Canada

June 29, 2005 08:43 ET

Don't Drive Impaired This Canada Day Long Weekend

MADD Canada wants to see a ‘fatality-free' long weekend -- Canadians should have fun and safe holiday Attention: News Editor OAKVILLE, ON--(CCNMatthews - June 29, 2005) - Mothers Against Drunk Driving is urging Canadians to make travel plans for their Canada Day holiday parties, family gatherings and cottage runs. The National President of MADD Canada is urging Canadians to make this holiday weekend fatality-free.

Karen Dunham says, "Don't drive when you are impaired by alcohol or drugs. Don't get into a vehicle - car, boat or ATV - with a person who is impaired."

"Our hope at MADD Canada is that this long weekend will be enjoyed throughout our country without any needless death or injury as a result of impaired driving." Mrs. Dunham adds, "Simply don't drive impaired and don't let others drive impaired."

"The goal is to have this year's Canada Day Long Weekend to be fatality-free and injury-free," says Mrs. Dunham.

Throughout the summer months MADD Canada volunteers across the country attempt to heighten impaired driving awareness in communities and in cottage country. The volunteers promote a 'Signs of Summer' campaign, distribute public service announcements, and join police efforts at roadside and waterway checkstops to encourage sober and safe driving.

DID YOU KNOW?

A recent study using Statistic Canada figures for impaired driving fatalities reveals that, in Canada, through the last 20 years, the combined efforts of anti-impaired driving measures from police, media, and groups like MADD Canada have saved 25,279 lives from becoming impaired driving fatalities. Learn more about this study by clicking to the February 3, 2005 release on the MADD Canada website news pages at:

http://www.madd.ca/english/news/pr/p05feb03.htm

For more information, call:
Karen Dunham, National President, MADD Canada (506) 650-7473
/For further information: Visit www.madd.ca
Call Wanda Kristensen at the National Office 1-800-665-6233, ext. 229/ IN: SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Karen Dunham, National President
    Primary Phone: 506-650-7473