Operation Red Nose in December
With New Year’s Eve on the horizon, CAA-Quebec is launching its annual Operation Red Nose, a drive-you-home service for its members. Check your local CAA website to find out if the service is offered in your area. Also, if you’re not a CAA member, don’t despair; just check your community’s website. Sometimes, Operation Red Nose is sponsored by community companies and associations and provided as a service for its citizens.
“Apart from December, when Red Nose looks after bringing thousands of Quebecers back home safely, CAA-Quebec offers this service the other months of the year,” explains Sophie Gagnon, the organization’s Director of Public and Government Relations. “For more than 1.1 million drivers, it takes just a phone call to CAA-Quebec to get back home with peace of mind if they think they may not be in a fit condition to drive.”
The Drive-You-Home service sees itself as complementary to existing programs for assisting motorists. It is offered once during each membership year and is accessible 24 hours a day, every day, throughout the territory served by the organization. “Our patrollers will tow the member’s vehicle and drive him or her home,” Ms. Gagnon notes. “It should be remembered that the problem of drinking and driving exists year-round. This program aims to make the roads safer in summer and winter alike.” Other Operation Red Nose services function somewhat differently, so make sure you ask for the details when speaking with a representative.
Whether or not you can access this particular service, make sure you arrange to get home safely after the New Year’s festivities.