If it sounds like a hard resolution to keep, it shouldn't be. There are a lot of compelling reasons to make sure this is the year you stick to your guns and never choose to drink and drive again. You don’t want to crash Crashing your vehicle isn’t just a possibility when you drink and drive; it’s … [Read more...] about Make It Your New Year’s Resolution Never To Drink And Drive
It's time to bid 2019 goodbye and welcome in a fresh new year. 2020 is finally here, and with it comes a world of new possibilities, resolutions, and goals. Lifesafer Canada would like to wish you a Happy New Year 2020, and best wishes for safety, success, health, and happiness for all you choose … [Read more...] about Happy New Year From LifeSafer Canada
Halloween weekend is here again, and it’s time to pull out the scary masks, spooky spiders, and big bowls of candy in anticipation of ghosts and goblins coming to the door. It’s also time to brush up on a few safety tips, because Halloween impaired driving makes this coming weekend one of the … [Read more...] about Halloween Impaired Driving Makes The Holiday Even Scarier
The first day of fall kicks off a series of holidays that Canadians look forward to all year long. Thanksgiving is the first of those holidays, and this year LifeSafer Canada would like to send you well wishes for a safe and happy Thanksgiving for you and everyone you love. And if you're … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving From LifeSafer Canada
The Canadian summer never seems to last long enough, and it's hard to believe that Labor Day is upon us once again. LifeSafer Canada would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy Labor Day, and if you're driving, may your trip be a safe one. … [Read more...] about Happy Labor Day From LifeSafer Canada
Before he was one of the great American cowboy dads, he was one of the great Canadian voices. In fact, he was known as the Voice of Canada. Lorne Greene, from Ottawa, received that title during the 1940s, when his resonant voice delivered news of the Second World War over CBC airwaves. Eventually … [Read more...] about Lorne Greene Warns Canada about Holiday Impaired Driving 1956
It’s not every day that a holiday anti-drunk driving campaign kicks off in front of funeral home, but that’s the spot Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) choose to kick off a chapter of their annual Red Ribbon Campaign in Windsor, Ontario. In Toronto, they stood united in front of the police … [Read more...] about MADD launches Annual Project Red Ribbon Campaign
Impaired drivers make a lot of bad decisions, the first of which is thinking it's fine to get behind the wheel of a car after they’ve had a few drinks. But the bad decisions don’t stop there, and as one man from Etobicoke, Ontario demonstrated recently, being drunk can make you do things that would … [Read more...] about How To Get Caught Impaired Driving: Ask Police For Directions
Another Halloween has come and gone. While you still might be working your way through a bag of miniature chocolate bars and contemplating how you’ll work off the five pounds you just put on from candy, others are currently working through something much more difficult: a Halloween impaired driving … [Read more...] about It’s A Real Live Horror Story When You’re Charged With Impaired Driving
There are lots of things to do over Labour Day weekend. Barbecue. Gather with friends. Go camping. Visit family. If you’re in a city, you can check out various food, film, art, and music events and festivals dotting the landscape. While you’re making your plans, make one more as well: plan not to … [Read more...] about Labour Day – A Perfect Time Not to Drink and Drive
Canadians get together on a lot of things, but they feel no need to agree on a name for the August 1st Civic Holiday. It’s Emancipation Day in Ontario, Natal Day in Nova Scotia, George Hamilton day in Hamilton, and John Galt Day in Guelph. What this tells us is not how much Guelphians love the … [Read more...] about Should August 1st Be Re-Named Drive Sober Day?
The official kickoff of summer is finally here. Canada Day is a federal holiday that celebrates the day three colonies united to become a single country. It's been celebrated since 1867, and although the type of celebrations have changed over the years, it's still one of Canada's favourite … [Read more...] about Happy Canada Day From LifeSafer
The official kick off to summer fun was the Victoria Day long weekend, but instead of celebrating the weekend with food and fun, Ontario police were forced to come to a sobering realization: impaired drivers in Ontario aren’t getting the message that drinking and driving can kill. Either that, or … [Read more...] about Impaired Drivers In Ontario Kick Off Summer The Wrong Way
Queen Victoria was not lacking in self-esteem. She’s known for saying, “The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.” What, then, would she think of the 160 Ontarians who were arrested for impaired driving over Victoria Day weekend? She would not be … [Read more...] about 160 Impaired Drivers Over Victoria Day Weekend. We Are Not Amused.
When you think of May, you probably think of springtime. There are flowers blooming everywhere, the leaves on the trees are turning green, and people in flip flops and shorts are out in full force. The roads are full too, but they aren’t just loaded with families heading out for a day in the sun. … [Read more...] about Why Is May A Big Month For Impaired Driving In Canada?
If you’re religious, this Easter was a day of great significance. If you’re not, it was a version of the spring festival found in many cultures around the world, with symbols of regeneration (eggs, new clothes) as the dominant theme. It was also a chance to figure out which detergent would get egg … [Read more...] about Ontario: 94 Easter DUI Arrests? Seriously?
It started in the UK, but last year it started taking off in Canada, and since the start of 2016 a fair number of Canadians (we didn’t say “large,” we said “fair”) have been doing Dry January - taking the pledge to stay off booze for 31 days. Well, the month is about half over – you’re over the jump … [Read more...] about So, Canada: How Is Your Dry January Going?
There's nothing better than standing at the beginning of a fresh New Year and feeling the anticipation of all of the possibilities it will bring. Everyone at LifeSafer would like to wish you a very safe and happy New Year, and all the best in 2016. … [Read more...] about Happy New Year From LifeSafer of Canada
It's Christmas day, and while you're enjoying the gifts, lights, and festive dinner, there's never a better time to sit back, relax, and give thanks for everything you have and everything you'll achieve in the new year. From everyone at LifeSafer Canada, we wish you a happy and safe holiday. … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas From LifeSafer Canada
Got your checklist? Decorations... Christmas crackers ... music ... vegetarian option for your sister-in-law. You've thought of everything you need to make your Christmas party perfect. Or not. How about a designated driver? If you haven't yet thought about how your guests will be getting … [Read more...] about Did You Forget This Essential Part of Your Holiday Party?
Getting through to potential drunk drivers is tough – what haven’t we tried? Television and radio PSAs, print ads, posters in bar bathrooms and police stations, slogans on coasters … as well as fines, suspensions, ignition interlocks and jail sentences. There’s no doubt the messages are out … [Read more...] about Alberta Kids Discourage Drunk Drivers With Personal Messages
You might already be seeing them if you’re driving just about anywhere in Canada: red ribbons tied on grilles, on rear-view mirrors, bumpers or door handles. The ribbons are being distributed by MADD, and they’re a reminder to all motorists: please drive sober this holiday season. Project Red … [Read more...] about Project Red Ribbon Kicks off to Promote Sober Driving This Holiday Season
You might be watching football on television, or staying home to enjoy the summer’s conclusion in peace. But if you’re driving this Labour Day, be advised: a lot of people will be on the road. Including some who shouldn’t. Here are the dangerous types of motorist you should be looking out for on … [Read more...] about Driving on Labour Day? Here Are 5 Types of Dangerous Driver You Need to Watch For
As a Canadian, you have a treat coming up. August Long Weekend is just about here, sending most of you off to fill up your coolers and strapp kayaks to your cars in preparation for a few days of fun. And whether you call it Simcoe Day, Natal Day or Colonel By Day, you’re certainly entitled to … [Read more...] about August Long Weekend – An Excellent Time Not to Drink and Drive
After a winter of ice, snow, and poor driving conditions, Canadians really look forward to the first long weekend of the year. Victoria Day is the official kick off of the warm weather season in Canada, and for most people it means planting a vegetable garden, filling up the swimming pool, and … [Read more...] about Here’s What Victoria Day Is All About
Today, just a thank you to our readers, and a wish for everyone to have a happy, safe holiday. A few driving reminders, if you're on the road during the holidays: Start early to avoid traffic
Check your tires. Make sure you have the right tires for the weather in your area: chains for heavy … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays (And Winter Driving
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