Later today at City Council, Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan will proclaim December as Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) "Tie One on for Safety" month. The event is part of a public awareness campaign aimed at asking motorists to pledge their support for safe and sober driving.
"The City of Vancouver wishes to join with all citizens to pledge our support for safe and sober driving - particularly this holiday season," said Mayor Sullivan. "Impaired driving crashes are not accidents. When a person is killed or injured by an impaired driver, the effect on families and communities is devastating."
MADD Canada is a national organization run by volunteers including family members, friends, business professionals and young people who want to make a difference in the fight against impaired driving. MADD's mission is to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime.
MADD Canada is inviting all citizens of Vancouver to tie a Red Ribbon onto a vehicle and/or keychain to show respect for the people who have lost their lives or have been injured due to alcohol and drug-related crashes and to remind people to drive sober through the holidays and throughout the year.
Mayor Sullivan will read a formal proclamation at the top of the City Council Agenda which begins at 2:00pm today.