(Oakville, Ontario) – If you’re going out to celebrate Valentine’s Day and raising a glass or two of wine with your special someone, be sure to plan ahead for a sober ride home, urge MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada.

“Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone,” said MADD Canada National President Patricia Hynes-Coates. “If you’re treating your sweetheart to a nice dinner out and enjoying some drinks, please be sure to leave the car at home. Risking an impaired driving charge or, worse, a crash, is just not worth it.”

Crashes involving alcohol and/or drugs claims hundreds of lives and cause tens of thousands of injuries every year. These tragic deaths and injuries are 100% preventable.

“Protecting the ones we love is always a top priority,” said Allstate Insurance Company of Canada President and CEO Ryan Michel. “If you’re spending the night out celebrating Valentine’s Day with your loved one or friends, take the time to plan ahead and ensure you have a safe ride home.

Long-time partners that work together to promote safe and sober driving, MADD Canada and Allstate Canada are asking Canadians to:

  • Never drive impaired.
  • Never accept a ride from a driver who may be impaired.
  • Call 911 if you see a driver you suspect is impaired.

Plan for safe and sober transportation this Valentine’s Day. Call a cab, arrange a designated driver, take public transit or check out Uber, MADD Canada’s Official Designated Driver App.

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 insrance products, serving Canadians since 1953. The company strives to keep its customers in “Good Hands®” as well as its employees, and has been listed five 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 MADD Canada, United Way and Junior Achievement. To learn more about Allstate Canada, visit www.allstate.ca.

For more information, contact:

Patricia Hynes-Coates, National President, MADD Canada, 647-919-6233 or phynescoates@madd.ca
Anna Weigt-Bienzle, Senior Communications Specialist, Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, 905-475-4527 or aweigtbienzle@allstate.ca

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