Impaired driving is among the leading causes of fatal collisions in Saskatchewan. Last holiday season 3 people were killed and 35 more were injured in 83 collisions because someone chose to drive impaired.
Call on Operation Red Nose
Operation Red Nose (ORN) is a national road safety campaign aimed at reducing impaired driving during the holiday season. It allows people to drink responsibly and get home safely.
For the 9th year, SGI is the Saskatchewan sponsor of the program, which currently runs in The Battlefords, Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Yorkton. To arrange a safe ride, call the applicable number below:
- Prince Albert: 306-763-6673
- The Battlefords: 306-480-9876 or 306-480-9879
- Saskatoon: 639-480-6673
- Regina: 306-949-2400
- Yorkton: 306-783-3041
How the service works
For the 2017 holiday season, the ORN service will operate on select dates between Nov. 24 and Dec. 31. Check operationrednose.com or the new mobile app for operating hours and the schedule in your area. Then, if you need to get home safely after celebrating the holiday season with some drinks, call ORN for a free ride home.
A team of 3 volunteers - coordinated through the local Lions Clubs in the Battlefords, Prince Albert and Saskatoon, and the Queen City Kinsmen in Regina and the Kinsmen Club of Yorkton - will pick you up and drive you, in your own vehicle, to the destination of your choice. 1 volunteer drives your vehicle, a 2nd volunteer navigates and a 3rd volunteer follows in an escort vehicle to pick up the 2 volunteers once they drop you off.
The service is free but donations are accepted. ORN is a great fundraising opportunity with 100% of client donations going towards local youth or amateur sport organizations where the program is held.
In your community
If your community is interested in taking part, visit the ORN website at operationrednose.com or contact the national office at 1-800-463-7222.
If you live in The Battlefords, Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert or Yorkton and would like to be a volunteer for ORN, contact your local office or find more information, including an application form at operationrednose.com.
Prince Albert office
The Battlefords office
306-480-9876 or 306-480-9879
Traffic Safety Promotion
1-800-667-8015 ext. 6042