OTLA is proud to once again be the provincial sponsor for
Operation Red Nose, a designated driving program running throughout
the holiday season in 10 communities across Ontario Canada.
"We are very excited once again to be a part of Operation Red
Nose," said Laura Hillyer, chair of OTLA's Public Relations
committee. Ms. Hillyer was on hand at the November 18 launch of
Operation Red Nose in Burlington. "Operation Red Nose has a strong
history of providing a valuable service that has kept our roads
safe during the holiday season over many years in communities
across the country."
This service, which is free for users, is provided by driving
teams made up of three volunteers. A driver and a navigator ride
with the client in the client's car, while an escort driver follows
behind in the his or her own car. Last year in all communities, the
program achieved its goal of zero crashes, zero injuries and zero
fatalities on the days in which Operation Red Nose provided
service. The 2012 campaign saw a total of 18,202 Ontario citizens
receive a safe ride home, thanks to Operation Red Nose. A total of
178,148 kilometres were driven, and Operation Red Nose collected
$133,741 in donation funds.
Operation Red Nose is spearheaded in Ontario by the Ontario
Safety League, and supported by OTLA as the provincial sponsor,
along with hundreds of community volunteers.
"OTLA has nearly 1,500 lawyers and law clerks across the
province. We work to seek justice for people who are injured in
motor vehicle accidents, in slip and fall cases, in medical
negligence and other types of accidents," continued Ms. Hillyer. So
we are far too familiar with the consequences of what happens when
injuries occur and, as a result of our experience, we are dedicated
to working to prevent injuries from occurring in the first
The 2013 campaign will run throughout the holiday season on Nov.
30, Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 22, 23 and 29, from 9:00pm to 3:00am. To
access the service, visit the Operation Red
Nose website and select the "Get a Ride" option to locate your
Laura Hillyer, chair of OTLA's Public Relations
committee, joins the Ontario Safety League and St. John's Ambulance
to launch Operation Red Nose in Burlington, Ontario.
Originally published at www.otlablog.com, re-published
by permission from Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.