MADD Canada

MADD Canada

May 14, 2008 08:44 ET

Don't drive impaired this holiday long weekend: MADD Canada

… and, if you see an impaired driver, call 911 and report it to police

Attention: News Editor OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) would like to have a fatality-free holiday long weekend and the national organization is issuing this reminder:
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.

MADD Canada also reminds Canadians:
If you see an impaired driver on the road, trail or waterway, call 911 and report the incident to the police.

"There is no excuse for driving impaired," says Margaret Miller, National President of MADD Canada. "We urge Canadians to make travel plans for the holiday parties, family get togethers, and their cottage runs over this holiday long weekend. Please, always, drive sober."

"We also want to ensure Canadians know that they can do something important about traffic safety by calling 911 when they see an impaired driver," says Mrs. Miller. "Report impaired drivers to police and help get them off the roads. Make that call and you may just be saving a life."

"Our hope is that we can all enjoy this holiday long weekend without any needless death or injury as a result of impaired driving."

Mrs. Miller adds, "If you, a friend or loved one are impaired, find someone else who is sober to drive, or simply stay over. Or, remember that you can call #TAXI, that's #-8-2-9-4 on your cell phone, to easily get you connected to a taxi and home safe."

Starting the Victoria Day Weekend, throughout the summer months, MADD Canada volunteers attempt to heighten impaired driving awareness in communities and in cottage country. The volunteers join police efforts at roadside and waterway checkstops to encourage sober and safe driving. They also distribute their anti-impaired driving messages in posters, ads and public service announcements.

Again this summer MADD Canada will be circulating "Campaign 911" materials across the country.
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Contact Information

  • Margaret Miller, National President
    Primary Phone: 902-758-5328