Oakville, Ontario – One decision can haunt you forever if you get behind the wheel impaired. MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are asking everyone to keep the scary moments at the Halloween parties and off the roads this weekend by planning ahead for a sober ride home.

“Making the choice to drive impaired can have horrific outcomes for you, your passengers and others on the road with you,” said MADD Canada National President Patricia Hynes-Coates. “If you’re going to be drinking, consuming cannabis or any other substance that may impair your ability to drive, please leave the driving to someone sober.”

Day after day, Canadians are killed and injured in impaired driving crashes. MADD Canada and Allstate Canada are asking Canadians to prevent impaired driving:

  • don’t drive impaired – book an Uber, call a cab, take public transit, arrange a designated driver or plan to stay overnight;
  • don’t ride with drivers who are impaired;
  • if you see a driver you suspect is impaired, call 911 and report it to police.

“Take the same care planning a safe and sober way home as you do when you’re planning your Halloween costume and activities,” said Ryan Michel, President and CEO of Allstate Insurance Company of Canada. “A few minutes spent planning ahead could be the difference between a great Halloween party and an impaired charge, or worse, a crash, that will change your life forever.” Those looking for a safe, sober and reliable ride home at the push of a button can check out Uber, MADD Canada’s Official Designated Driving App. Visit https://www.uber.com/partner/en-ca/madd-canada/ for more information.

About MADD Canada

MADD Canada 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 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, MADD Canada National President, 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

Article source: https://madd.ca/pages/one-decision-to-drive-impaired-could-haunt-you-forever-leave-the-driving-to-someone-sober-this-halloween/