MADD Canada asking drivers to stay safe this Victoria Day weekend
As Canadians look forward to the Victoria Day holiday weekend, MADD Canada is asking everyone to do their part to keep roads, trails and waterways safe by never operating a vehicle impaired.
The crashes, deaths and injuries caused when people drive impaired by alcohol, cannabis or other drugs are entirely preventable. Leave the driving to someone sober and make the commitment to:
- Never drive a car, boat, ATV or any other vehicle while impaired;
- Never get into a vehicle being operated by someone who’s impaired;
- Call 911 if you see a driver you suspect is impaired.
The Victoria Day long weekend marks the annual start of MADD Canada’s Campaign 911 program.
This national awareness effort encourages people to call 911 if they see a driver, boater or rider they think is impaired.
Campaign 911 runs all year long, but is promoted more heavily during the spring and summer months when Canadians are travelling to and from cottages, enjoying road trips and vacations, and spending time on trails and waterways.
This weekend also marks the start of the Safe Boating Awareness Week, May 20th to the 26th.