The festive season is upon us and with that comes holiday gatherings and parties. If you are planning on drinking during the holiday season, please be sure to follow our holiday driving safety tips to ensure a safe season.
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While you are celebrating with family and friends this holiday season, leave your keys behind if you plan on drinking. Before we share our holiday driving safety tips with you, we would like to share some sobering statistics, to bring your attention to the dangers of drinking and driving.
- Statistics Canada reports that there are approximately 1,200 impaired driving incidents each weekend leading to Christmas and New Years Eve
- It also reports that 50% of impaired driving accidents happen between 11 p.m. - 4 a.m.
- MADD Canada reports that between 1,250 - 1,500 people are killed by impaired driving each year and over 63,000 are injured
Remember don't drink and drive. The following tips will help you get ready for a safe holiday season.
Holiday Driving Safety Tips
Make a Plan
If you are thinking you will enjoy a drink or two, be sure to have a plan prior to going out. Having a plan will give you peace of mind and ensure you arrive home safely.
Holiday Get Home Safe Programs
During the holiday season it is often difficult to get a cab, however, there are a variety of other options available to you during the season. Operation Red Nose a volunteer run program that is offered in Ontario will have a sober driver pick you up and drive you and your vehicle home. CAA offers their members access to their Drive You Home program, which will tow you and your vehicle home. This counts as one of your yearly services calls.
Hosting a Holiday Gathering?
If you are hosting or organizing a holiday party this year, you are responsible for your guests. Not everyone makes a plan to get home safely after drinking. Be sure to assign sober drivers and monitor what guests are drinking and who are driving. Provide taxi's or Uber drivers for your guests this season.
We hope you find our holiday driving safety tips helpful and you enjoy a fantastic and safe holiday season!
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