CALGARY, July 6, 2017 /CNW/ - As Calgary welcomes the world to its 105th Calgary Stampede, MADD Canada and Uber are urging visitors to keep safety top of mind and plan ahead for a sober ride home if they are going to be drinking or consuming drugs.
"Impaired driving claims hundreds of lives and causes thousands of injuries every year in Canada," said MADD Canada Chief Executive Officer Andrew Murie. "These tragic deaths and injuries are 100% preventable. MADD Canada and Uber are joining forces to remind everyone that driving impaired is never worth the risk."
Take the risk out of the mix by planning ahead for a safe and sober ride home.
"As Calgary gets ready to celebrate Stampede, we urge all Calgarians and visitors to make a responsible choice and not to take the wheel when impaired and to choose safe alternative transport option like an Uber or taxi," said City of Calgary Councillor and Stampede Board Member Joe Magliocca.
Revelers looking for a safe, sober and reliable ride home at the push of a button can check out Uber, MADD Canada's Official Designated Driving App. Visit https://www.uber.com/partner/en-ca/madd-canada/ for more information.
"Uber is proud to partner with MADD Canada to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving," said Ramit Kar, Uber Western Canada General Manager. "Whether Calgarians want to avoid parking or plan to drink, Uber is the safe, smart alternative to driving to the Stampede grounds."
MADD Canada and Uber Canada are national partners who have joined forces to promote safe and sober driving. For more information on the partnership between MADD Canada and Uber Canada, visit:t.uber.com/maddcanada.
About MADD Canada
MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is a national, charitable organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime. With volunteer-driven groups in more than 100 communities across Canada, MADD Canada aims to offer support services to victims, heighten awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and save lives and prevent injuries on our roads. For more information, visit www.madd.ca.
About Uber Canada
Co-founded by Canadian entrepreneur Garrett Camp in 2009, Uber is evolving the way the world moves. Present in over 40 communities in Canada, Uber has revolutionized transportation and offers more than 32,000 Canadian driver-partners a new way to earn income in their spare time by offering an affordable transportation alternative to hundreds of thousands of riders across the country. For more information, visit uber.com.
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For further information: Andrew Murie, Chief Executive Officer, MADD Canada: 1-800-665-6233 ext. 224 / 416-720-7642 or [email protected]; Jean-Christophe de Le Rue, Senior Communications Associate, Uber Canada: 613-806-0671, [email protected]