This is MADD Canada's 30th Anniversary of the iconic red ribbon, a symbol to the innocent victims and survivors of impaired driving and Queens District RCMP members are lacing up their patrol boots in support of MADD Canada's Project Red Ribbon awareness campaign.
Throughout the Holiday Season, RCMP members will be wearing Red MADD Canada laces in their patrol boots. Wearing the red laces is a small but powerful symbol of the wearers commitment to sober driving. The Queens District RCMP have been working closely with the Central P.E.I. MADD Chapter conducting checkpoints providing Red Ribbons and MADD Canada literature.
Impaired driving, by alcohol or drug, continues to be a problem on Island roads. During this holiday season, take the time to make the proper choice:
Never drive impaired or ride with an impaired driver.
Plan ahead if you're going to be drinking or consuming drugs. Call a cab, arrange a designated driver, take public transit or stay the night.
Call 911 you see a driver you suspect is impaired. For information on the signs of an impaired driver and what to do, visit information dedicated at MADD Canada.
The RCMP reminds everyone of our shared responsibility to keep impaired drivers off Island roads. In working together, we can all make a difference keeping our roads safe.
Learn more about the campaign and the efforts of MADD towards saving lives and supporting victims at MADD Canada.