TORONTO, May 15 /CNW/ - To share information in a timely manner about
Ontario's latest step in eliminating impaired driving, the annual arrive alive
DRIVE SOBER(R) TIC awareness day will take place two months early this year,
on Friday May 15th heading into the May long weekend.
Volunteers and summer students will share information with 12,000 riders
during the morning commute via two platforms at the Bloor and Yonge station.
"The 21st arrive alive DRIVE SOBER campaign will continue to share information
about sanctions for both administrative and criminal impaired/drinking driving
incidents", stated arrive alive DRIVE SOBER President Brian Mitchell, "as our
surveys have found that many drivers are unaware of the consequences of both".
arrive alive DRIVE SOBER surveys over the last eight years have found
that a majority of the public are unaware of legislation including: short-term
warn range suspensions; the costs and consequences for an impaired driving
conviction; the ignition interlock program and other reinstatement conditions;
and a maximum sentence of life in prison for those convicted of impaired
driving causing death.
Visit www.arrivealive.org for more information.
For further information:
For further information: Media Contact: Anne Leonard, (416) 578-4829