Nelson Police Department

Nelsons Emergency Services Join MADD Canada in the launch of the Red  Ribbon Campaign: 

 

Nelson Police Chief Constable Paul Burkart, Nelson Fire and Rescue Chief Len MacCharles, Nelson Emergency Health Services Chief Deb Morris and the Integrated Impaired Driving  Unit join our Nelson MADD Canada representative, Pat Henman to remind the public to  find a safe ride home after consuming drugs or alcohol over the holidays.  

MADD Canada’s Red Ribbon Campaign consists of red ribbons and red ribbon car decals  being distributed during the month of December to sober drivers. The red ribbons  symbolize a person’s commitment to driving sober and serve as a tribute to those who  were killed or hurt in impaired driving crashes, according to the organization.  

“While the usual parties and celebrations may be limited this year due to the COVID 19  pandemic, the holiday season is still a busy time on our roads and still a time of high risk  for impaired driving,” the group said in a release. 

“Impaired driving crashes are 100% preventable, “said MADD Nelson Community Leader  Pat Henman. 

The campaign runs from now until January 4, 2021.