Monday, 26 October 2009

ONTARIO: One call you ARE allowed to make

TORONTO, October 26, 2009 /Canada NewsWire/ - Calls to 9-1-1 are exempt from Ontario's new ban on using any hand-held electronic devices while driving. "Drunk, drugged and fatigued drivers put us all at risk on our roads", said Brian Mitchell, President of arrive alive DRIVE SOBER, "so calling 9-1-1 to report such a driver as a crime in progress is a call you should continue to make - and as always, please make the call safely".

Operation Lookout(R) intervenes to remove unsafe drivers from the roads, and also deters potential impaired drivers by communicating an increased likelihood of apprehension. Operation Lookout was recognized by Health Canada in 2005 as a valuable program to deal with persistent drunk drivers. Trade-marked in 1992 by Against Drunk Driving, Operation Lookout has been credited for increasing the number of suspected impaired drivers reported to police four-fold. About 65 communities in Canada currently run Operation Lookout.

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