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Use this marker to take the Pledge.
Use this pin to create a Memorial.
For years, anti-impaired driving organizations have been spreading one clear message; if you drink, or do drugs, don't drive. In fact, it's been spread so many times you'd think it was one of life's unwritten rules.
Sadly, we can only wish that were true. In spite of the tireless work of thousands of people, like MADD Canada volunteers across the country, impaired driving is still a major problem. All you have to do is look at the facts:
On average, impaired driving is responsible for the deaths of 4 people per day
This is between 1,250 and 1,500 deaths each year
Every 24 hours, roughly 174 Canadians are injured as a result of impaired driving
In Canada, 41.69% of all motor vehicle crash deaths are caused by impaired driving
IT'S TIME TO MAKE IT STOP
We believe that driving is a privilege and not a right. So it stands to reason that if you choose to drive, you should be held accountable for your actions. Especially if you drive impaired. So what if we place more emphasis on responsible driving, not just repeating the words over and over again, but by actually showing the impact of it to people. So it goes from being something they hear to something they see. Something with more impact, if people could see the sheer number of deaths and injuries happening everyday in their own backyard maybe, just maybe, they can be inspired to make a conscious decision not to drive impaired. Ever.
The Map of Hope aims to plot the stories of the many victims of impaired driving next to the locations in Canada where the crashes occurred, and use these stories to inspire the over 21 million licensed drivers in this country to pledge to drive safe and sober. Wouldn't that make us all feel a lot safer?
As human beings, we have the power to influence each other through shared experiences. The Map of Hope contains real stories of victims, as written by the loved ones who have been left behind. These shared memorials are what will fuel change and inspire pledges.