Oakville, Ontario – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada is urging Canadians to take precautions this holiday weekend, and not drive when impaired by alcohol or drugs, or get into any vehicle, including boats or ATVs, with a driver who is impaired.
MADD also asks people who see an impaired driver on the road, trail or waterway to dial 911 and report the incident to the police.
“There is no excuse for driving impaired,” said Margaret Miller, MADD Canada national president. “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. Report impaired drivers to police and help get them off the roads. Make that call and you may just be saving a life.”
By calling #TAXI (#8294) on a cell phone in Canada, you will be connected to a local taxi company to help get home safely. Starting the Victoria Day Weekend and throughout the summer months, MADD Canada volunteers will attempt to heighten impaired driving awareness in communities and in cottage country.