MADD Abbotsford Community will work with the Abbotsford Police Department and the City of Abbotsford to promote having a safe summer and not driving impaired.
The city recently installed a memorial bench for the MADD Abbotsford Community at Rotary Stadium. The purpose of the bench engraving is to promote the message of not driving impaired, and serve as a place to remember and pay tribute to those who have lost friends and family from impaired drivers.
“MADD Abbotsford Community wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable summer,” said MADD Abbotsford community leader Danielle Edwards, “We ask that you have a transportation plan in place if you are going out and will be consuming alcohol.”
Plan ahead: have a designated driver, call a friend or family member, take public transportation, or call a taxi at: # TAXI (8294). Do not put yourself in danger by getting into a vehicle with an impaired driver.
Impaired driving injuries and deaths are 100 per cent preventable and continue to occur. On average, four Canadians are killed and 175 are injured every day in Canada by impairment related crashes. Approximately 65,000 Canadians are impacted by impaired drivers annually. MADD Canada and its many Chapters and Communities works to stop impaired driving and to support victims/survivors.