Operation Red Nose to solve Drunk Driving in the Tri-Cities

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams ELITE Realty
Tri-Cities residents will not have to worry about getting too drunk or too sick to drive home on a weekend night, thanks to the volunteer-powered Operation Red Nose.

The program will once again be operating in the TriCities, driving those who had been drinking- as well as their vehicles all the way home during weekends between 9PM-3AM starting Nov 25 after New Year’s eve (exceptions to the Christmas weekend).  

The program aims for a safe, great ride home specially for the holiday season. If a driver has too much to drink, or is too sick or too tired to drive by himself, all he (or his companion) can do is to call. This selfless act has been run volunteers from its humble beginnings in Ontario 1984. Since then, more than 50,000 has volunteered for the program and thousands of holiday party goers had gotten home safe -free of charge.

Police and other safety officials has long been reminding commuters to think twice about getting behind the wheel, even after having just a couple of drinks. Alcohol and fatigue affects the driver’s perception differently. Not only the driver’s life was put at risk but also other people’s life and property were in the line as well.

Tri-Cities police are adding up some more measures to remove impaired drivers of the roads. Expect more check points assigned on major roads in this area soon.

Red Nose service covers Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. This service is free of charge, although donations are welcome. To take advantage of the service, call 1-877-604-NOSE (6673) for a ride. To become a volunteer, email orn@shaw.ca or call 604-941-8606 or 604-341-0241.
Posted by

The Josh Bath Team

Keller Williams Elite Realty

604-468-0010

www.joshbath.com

Comments (6)

Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

That is truly a community service and it will make the roads safer.

Nov 16, 2011 05:25 PM
Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Hi Josh, grat service that you are providing.  Cerainly will keep the accidents down.  thanks for sharing.

Nov 16, 2011 05:40 PM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Cheryl Hayes San Diego Sheriff's DeputyThat's an outstanding program!!!!! I wish every city had Operation Red Nose. When I was in Law Enforcement and assigned to traffic the hardest thing I ever had to do was work fatalities and knock on someone's door to tell them a loved one had died.  What an awesome group of volunteers! Thank You for all you are doing.

Nov 16, 2011 06:12 PM
Laurie Clark CRB Angel Realty LLC Your Monument Realtor 719-502-6572
CRB-CCSS-ASD-HBS-RSD-Denver Short Sale Agents - Monument, CO
Angel Realty, LLC

Love the pics!!

Nov 16, 2011 06:13 PM
Josh Bath
Keller Williams ELITE Realty - Coquitlam, BC
The Josh Bath Team

Thanks! I'll keep on blogging about good news such as these.  

Nov 17, 2011 04:14 PM
Anonymous
Anonymous

Is this offered New Years Eve? 2012?

Dec 29, 2011 01:03 PM
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