A national polling firm says a new survey on Albertans attitudes toward drinking and driving is concerning.
The Mainstreet/Postmedia poll says nearly one in five Albertans would consider driving while impaired–under certain conditions. The survey shows 18% of Calgarians, 14% of Edmontonians and 19% of remaining Albertans would consider driving drunk if it was short drive on a quiet road. Mainstreet President Quito Maggi says it appears horror stories about driving under the influence have not been enough for some Albertans.
Maggi says a recent report from the Center for Disease Control suggests Canada has the worst rates of roadway deaths linked to drinking and driving. He adds even though Alberta has taken steps to fight drinking and driving it appears there’s more work needed to change societal opinions.