CALGARY, July 5, 2018 /CNW/ - With the gates set to open for the 106th Calgary Stampede, MADD Canada and Uber are urging visitors to make safe and sober transportation part of their festival plans.
Every year, hundreds of Canadians are killed and tens of thousands are injured in crashes involving alcohol or drugs. These crashes, deaths and injuries are 100% preventable.
"Please leave the car at home if you're going to be drinking alcohol or consuming drugs," said MADD Canada Chief Executive Officer Andrew Murie. "Planning a sober ride home only takes a moment, and it can save lives. MADD Canada is proud to work with Uber to help prevent impaired driving through safe, sober transportation options."
MADD Canada and Uber have teamed up to promote safe, convenient and accessible transportation options so that people never take the risk of driving impaired. For more information on the partnership between MADD Canada and Uber Canada, visit: t.uber.com/maddcanada.
"Uber is proud to partner with MADD Canada and raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving," said Michael van Hemmen, General Manager for Cities (Western Canada). "At the touch of a button, Uber is a safe and smart alternative to driving to the Stampede grounds."
Stampede-goers looking for a safe, sober and reliable ride home at the push of a button can go to Uber's dedicated pickup area just outside of the Stampede grounds; the rider entrance is on 12Ave SE between 3rd St and Macleod Trail. Rider scan also check out Uber, MADD Canada's Official Designated Driving App. Visit https://www.uber.com/partner/en-ca/madd-canada/ for more information.
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]