Operation Red Nose kept 73,150 motorists safe for the holidays

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Operation Red Nose finished a successful 35th annual road safety campaign proving, once again, the importance of the always-relevant safe ride service after more than three decades of activities.

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Present in 102 communities across Canada, from New Brunswick to British Columbia, the service will have allowed 73,150 Canadian motorists to get home safe between Nov. 30 and Dec. 31.

Reaching this impressive number could not have been possible without the participation of a large family of volunteers who valiantly donated of their time. They were 260 in 1984, and 50,440 to take part in the past campaign across Canada, bringing the total number of safe rides provided since the creation of Operation Red Nose to an impressive all time total of 2,297,491.

In Saskatchewan, 724 courageous volunteers braved winter conditions to safely drive home 1,262 motorists who had reached out for a safe ride.

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