Don’t ruin the ​fun

Don't Drink and Drive Plan Ahead for A Ride Home Don't Drink & Drive Drinking and Driving Leave Your Car HomeWinter holiday get-togethers, summer barbeques, and cool cocktail parties throughout the year are great ways for people spend time together while enjoying alcohol responsibly.

Sadly, each year in B.C., 65 people die in crashes involving impaired driving. Almost half of those deaths happen during the summer, meanwhile other deaths happen during what should be joyous celebrations during the December holidays.

No matter what time of year, there are many options to get home safely if you’ve had a drink or two. So, whether it’s after work or play, make the smart choice. Remember, the best time to decide how to get home responsibly is before you start drinking.

Police across the province look for impaired drivers at CounterAttack roadchecks during summer and winter. ICBC supports enforcement activities such as roadchecks to help make our roads safer for everyone.

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If you plan to drink, always arrange for a Safe Ride Home

We’ve come a long way since the #CounterAttack program was launched 40 years ago, but impaired driving still claims 65 lives every year in B.C.

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

 

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December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women.

What will you do?

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is about remembering victims; it is also a time to take action.

Why a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women?

As well as commemorating the 14 young women whose lives ended in an act of gender-based violence that shocked the nation, December 6 represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. It is also an opportunity to consider the women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality, and to remember those who have died as a result of gender-based violence. And finally, it is a day on which communities can consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

November and December are important months for raising awareness of gender-based violence in Canada and around the world. In addition to the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on December 6, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women takes place on November 25 and marks the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which ends on December 10, with International Human Rights Day.

Plan ahead for a safe ride home

Be somebody’s holiday hero and take your turn as the designated driver this year. If your plans involve alcohol, plan for a #SafeRideHomeBC http://ow.ly/tuZN30gU1QjDon't Drink and Drive Plan Ahead for A Ride Home

  •  If your holiday festivities involve alcohol, plan ahead for a safe ride home: arrange a designated driver, call a taxi, take transit, or use Operation Red Nose.