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MADD launches red ribbon campaign ahead of holiday season

Andrew Murie says David Griffin, who was a police officer for 45 years, was charged with impaired driving in June and immediately resigned as volunteer president of MADD's East Prince County chapter.
Andrew Murie says David Griffin, who was a police officer for 45 years, was charged with impaired driving in June and immediately resigned as volunteer president of MADD's East Prince County chapter.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving launched this year’s Red Ribbon Campaign today in Surrey.¬†

Surrey mayor Dianne Watts was helping to remind the public that volunteers will be out in force, this holiday season, distributing millions of red ribbons to be tied on cars.

Every holiday season for the last 26 years, MADD asks drivers to tie a red ribbon onto their vehicle as a reminder to always designate a non-drinking driver.

Each year, between 1,250 and 1,500 people are killed and more than 63,000 injured in impairment-related crashes.

The mother of 22-year-old Kassandra Kaulius who was killed by a drunk driver was present for the announcement to share her story.

“We continue to lose over a thousand Canadians each and every year to the many drivers across Canada who continue to put the public at risk by making the decision to drink and then drive. That split-second decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle to turn that vehicle into a loaded weapon that does far more damage than a knife or a gun ever will. The loss and devastation to the family is for a lifetime.”

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For more information about the campaign, go here.

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