Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan proclaimed December as Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) â€œTie One on for Safetyâ€ month. The event is part of a public awareness campaign aimed at asking motorists to pledge their support for safe and sober driving.
â€œThe City of Vancouver wishes to join with all citizens to pledge our support for safe and sober driving â€“ particularly this holiday season,â€ said Mayor Sullivan. â€œImpaired driving crashes are not accidents. When a person is killed or injured by an impaired driver, the effect on families and communities is devastating.â€
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. MADDâ€™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 read a formal proclamation at the top of the December 11th City Council Agenda.