DAS Canada

DAS Canada

October 03, 2011 12:00 ET

This Week Only, Free Legal Advice for Disillusioned Alberta Drivers!

Legal Experts Offered on 'Distracted Drivers' Law

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 3, 2011) - Alberta's Distracted Driving law, introduced last month, is causing confusion among the province's drivers. Fines issued have been and will continue to be at the discretion of the officer, leaving many drivers at a loss as to their options and rights.

DAS Canada is advising these drivers to pick up a phone before pulling out their cheque books, offering Albertans a week of free legal advice in promotion of their DASdrive policy; the company offers a slate of Legal Expense Insurance policies geared at making legal services more accessible to Canadians, the majority of whom neither qualify for legal aid, nor can afford extremely high lawyer fees.

"People don't realize that if you get a ticket – particularly one that you disagree with – you have options beyond simply paying the fine," said Barbara Haynes, CEO of DAS Canada. "Before anyone goes out on the road without a clear understanding of the new law, or takes action on a ticket, they should be calling us for advice. Now they can do so - free of charge - for the entire week."

What?: Free legal advice on questions pertaining to new Distracted Drivers law
When?: Monday, October 3 to Sunday, October 9 inclusive, 8:00 am to midnight, 24/7 in emergencies (lines close 12 am, October 10)
Who?: DAS Canada
Where?: Across Alberta, available to all residents

Albertans can call 1-877-88-ADVICE (1-877-882-3842) all week to have access to qualified legal advice on their distracted driving legal issues. Callers are asked to quote promo code "ABFREE".

About DAS Canada

DAS Legal Protection Insurance Company Limited (DAS Canada) is a subsidiary of DAS Group, a global leader in the ten billion dollar legal expense insurance market. DAS Group is based in Germany and is a subsidiary of ERGO, Munich Re's primary insurer in Europe and Asia. DAS Canada is committed to bringing a fresh, modern approach to the marketplace, combining a forward-thinking attitude with almost a century of expertise. A full-service specialist in legal expense insurance, DAS Canada offers access to affordable justice for individuals, groups and small and mid-sized businesses. Policies are currently available in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, the Atlantic provinces, and will eventually be available nation-wide. For more information, please visit www.das.ca.

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