SOURCE: MADD Canada

MADD Canada

October 30, 2015 10:00 ET

Driving Impaired Is a Decision That Could Haunt You Forever -- Plan Ahead for a Sober Ride Home This Halloween

OAKVILLE, ON--(Marketwired - October 30, 2015) - Don't let your Halloween festivities turn into a real-life nightmare by driving impaired. If you're going to be drinking this weekend, MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada urge Canadians to plan ahead for a sober ride home.

"Just as the kids say 'trick or treat' when they visit homes in their Halloween costumes to collect candy, we hope all the adults will be saying 'drink or drive' to reinforce the fact that you can do one or the other, but please never do both," said MADD Canada National President Angeliki Souranis. "If your Halloween plans include drinking, take a few minutes before the festivities start and plan a sober ride home. Driving while impaired is never worth the risk."

Day after day, Canadians are killed and injured in impaired driving crashes. MADD Canada and Allstate Canada are asking Canadians to reduce the risk of impaired driving this Halloween:

  • Don't drive impaired, or accept a ride with an impaired driver.
  • Plan ahead for a sober ride home. Take public transit, call a cab, or arrange for a designated driver.
  • Call 911 if you see a driver you suspect is impaired.

"In our industry, we see the terrible consequences of impaired driving crashes across this country far too often," said John O'Donnell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Allstate Insurance Company of Canada. "This Halloween, let's all do our part to end the terror impaired drivers bring to our roads by planning safe, sober rides home. It only takes a few minutes so there is never any excuse to drive impaired."

Whether you need a safe ride home from a party or bar, or you're hosting a party and need to arrange transportation for your guests, MADD Canada sponsor #TAXI offers a fast and easy option. Dial #TAXI (# 8-2-9-4) on any cell phone to connect to the first available taxi company or your taxi company of choice. For more information, visit http://www.poundtaxi.com/.

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
    souranis@madd.ca

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