Toronto, Ontario – Operation Red Nose, a Canada-wide volunteer program that gets drivers and their vehicles home from parties, will launch for its sixth year this November. The program is sponsored in Ontario by the Ontario Safety League and the Insurance Bureau of Canada and will run in 12 communities in the province from November 25 to December 31.

“Operation Red Nose helps reduce drinking and driving,” said Ralph Palumbo, Ontario-vice president of the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). “IBC, on behalf of Canada’s home, car and business insurers, is committed to road safety and very proud to support Operation Red Nose for another year in Ontario.”

In 2009, close to 3,800 dedicated volunteers provided more than 5,340 rides throughout the province. In 2010, the program will run in Bolton, Borden, Brampton, Burlington, Chatham-Kent, Hearst, Kingston, Newmarket-Aurora, North Bay, Quinte, Sudbury and Thunder Bay.

Across Canada, the service will be available in 109 communities in eight Canadian provinces. For more information, or to volunteer, visit Operation Red Nose.

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