Nelson Police Department

Tis the season to select a designated driver!  This December Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is once again teaming up with police agencies from across the Nation in implementing The Red Ribbon Campaign to advocate for safe, sober driving.

Citizens of Nelson can expect to encounter increased enforcement action against impaired driving this month in the build up to and throughout the festive season. The MADD community leader for Nelson, Pat Henman, said that “The Red Ribbon Campaign is a long-standing campaign developed by MADD Canada to raise awareness to drive sober during the holiday season. The ribbons are a symbol of support for victims and survivors of drunk driving crashes.” And that “if you see a red ribbon wear it in support for those of us who have been touched by this senseless crime.”

The Nelson Police Department wants everyone to enjoy a safe holiday season this year and recommends that if you are drinking, you should find alternative measures to get home by. Whether that’s by cab, transit or designating a sober driver. Simple steps like these can help you, and other motorists around you, to arrive alive.

If you suspect someone is driving while impaired,  pull over where it is safe to do so, dial 9-1-1 and ask for the Police.

For more information visit the MADD website at: