The Health Promotion team is launching the annual Pledge Campaign this year to keep everyone safe during the holiday season and beyond.
A few facts from the Ontario Government:
In Ontario, alcohol-impaired driving is one of the leading causes of death on the roads. Your gender, weight, age, mood and what you ate can affect how your body responds to alcohol.
When you drink, you may experience:
- blurred or double vision
- difficulty paying attention to the road and your surroundings
- slowed reflexes
It is dangerous to drive with cannabis in your system, and the penalties are the same as for alcohol-impaired driving. Ontario’s zero-tolerance laws for young, novice and commercial drivers also apply to cannabis.
Ways to avoid impaired driving:
- Plan ahead!
- Ask a friend
- Stay overnight
- Designate a non-drinking, non-consuming driver
- Call a taxi
You can participate this year and have a chance to win prizes! The campaign runs from 1 December 2022 until 8 January 2023.
Take the pledge today.
For more information, please reach out to the Health Promotion Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By: Shannon Orr, Health Promotion Specialist