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Ring in the New Year with a resolution to prevent impaired driving

Ottawa Citizen -- MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are asking party hosts and party-goers alike to do their part to prevent impaired driving this New Year's Eve.

"Regardless of what your plans are to welcome the New Year, everyone should do their part to eliminate the risk of impaired driving before they leave home," said MADD Canada National President Denise Dubyk. "Ensuring a safe ride home for yourself or your guests takes just a few minutes and it can prevent a lifetime of pain and heartache."

For party-goers

Whether you are going out to an event or club, or just attending a quiet celebration with family and friends, have a plan in place if you're going to be drinking:

- Take a cab or bus.
- Arrange for a designated driver.
- Don't accept a ride from a driver who may be


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Billrusty
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 3:49:02 AM

well said.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 2:05:17 AM

Be interesting to see how many impaired charges were laid.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 11:56:15 PM

I don't drink!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 9:51:39 PM

Hope folks followed the advise in the article.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 9:43:52 PM

Now turn on the news and see how many didn't read this article...
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 9:08:11 PM

If you are so stupid that you drive drunk.... then I doubt you would get the message.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 9:04:04 PM

Some people get it & others never will!!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 9:02:58 PM



Great idea.

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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 9:01:52 PM

Happy New Year!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 9:00:16 PM

Should follow this advise all year.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:59:01 PM

Thanks for the reminder.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:57:38 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:56:56 PM

Uh huh
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:54:36 PM

Everyone can have a one too many. Family and friends should take a more serious, more aggressive role in stoping their impaired friend drive. When it comes to this issue I believe it is everyone's else responsibility to stop their friends for driving, even for one mile.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:51:44 PM

Similar tidings for the rest of the year.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:49:50 PM

Wish more people would heed this.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:48:41 PM

good points to bear in mind....
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:47:24 PM

ok
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Never drink and drive.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:46:34 PM

I don't have to drink to have a good time at a party so I usually drive those that do home.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:42:24 PM

great
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:40:25 PM

This is a good message to all!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:40:15 PM

Good idea.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:38:22 PM

I think I read it locally that they are paying $100 to report impaired driving. so the spying continues, happy new year
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:38:21 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:38:09 PM

Ring in the New Year with a resolution to prevent impaired driving
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:37:59 PM

Definately
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Hear! Hear!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:34:58 PM

Not only alcohol but drugs including canabis too...
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No problem here!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:32:58 PM

Stay home and drink
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Good ...
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:32:14 PM

DON'T D & D & D !!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:30:51 PM

Good advise
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:30:32 PM

I'm not a fool, Plissken.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:28:14 PM

Most people just believe they are smarter than the rest, and unfortunately nothing will stop them form being a danger to the rest of us.. Also unfortunate that these idiots rarely hurt themselves, but often kill the innocent..
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:27:56 PM

always a good rule to follow!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:26:09 PM

I am usually the designated driver.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:25:06 PM

I drink at home with no buddy else.
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Happy New Year.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:24:11 PM

This coming year resolve to put down the cell phone while driving..please.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:21:47 PM

How about eating, texting, reading, smoking, watching the dvd?
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:21:26 PM

Don't need to do this as a resolution as it is the way I live every day. Mine is to fix up my classic and make it shine shine shine.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:15:46 PM

Think taxi
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Think ahead
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DD the only way to go
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:09:26 PM

Be careful
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:09:18 PM

I DONT drink and drive, only a dum ass would
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:03:58 PM

Common sense.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:03:45 PM

How about stronger penalties for first time offenders, how about for a first time offense, a mandatory one year in jail and lose your drivers license for five years.
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