Impaired Driving Is Not A Summer Sport
Burnaby, BC / May 16, 2012 – Are you looking forward to the May long weekend – backyard barbeques, golfing with your buddies, trips to the beach, or just hanging out on a patio?
Many of these events include the consumption of alcohol and the summer months see an increase in vehicle crashes caused by impaired drivers.
The BCAA Road Safety Foundation has a message – if you consume alcohol or drugs do not get behind the steering wheel of a vehicle.
“It is unacceptable that on average two people die each week in our province due to impaired drivers,” stated Allan Lamb, President and COO of the BCAA Road Safety Foundation. “It is also unacceptable that 4,400 alcohol-related collisions are reported each year. It is imperative that those numbers go down significantly.”
Lamb adds, “We as a community are responsible for bringing an end to impaired driving.”
The bulk of the responsibility is the driver’s, but it is also the responsibility of hosts, friends and family not to let an individual drive a vehicle if they are suspected of being impaired by alcohol or drugs. More information about impaired driving is available on the BCAA Road Safety website at www.BCAARoadSafety.com.
The BCAA Road Safety Foundation, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), and the parents of Alexa Middelaer recently honoured 355 police officers from around the province for their diligence in enforcing the impaired driving laws of our province. In 2011, Alexa’s Team removed 12,923 impaired drivers from the road and helped reduce the number of individuals killed by impaired drivers by 40 per cent.
Information about B.C.’s impaired driving laws is available on the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles website.
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About BCAA Road Safety Foundation
The BCAA Road Safety Foundation is a non-profit registered charity working with families, communities and business partners to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes and injuries in B.C. For more information visit www.BCAARoadSafety.com or call 604-298-5107.
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