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It’s a criminal offence to be impaired while driving. Not only intoxicated by alcohol, but the offence also refers to people having care or control of a motor vehicle while their ability to operate the motor vehicle is impaired by a drug. Impaired driving is punishable under multiple offenses in the Criminal Code. The penalties vary depending on the harm that is caused by the impaired driving.
In addition to driving while intoxicated by alcohol prior to any type of surgery that requires anesthetic, the best option is to arrange for transportation home. This includes driving after any dental procedure that involves anaesthesia or sedation.
Anaesthesia can slow re ex and thought process. After a person has been under anaesthesia they may feel like themselves, however their ability to drive and their judgment may be severely hampered.
Keys Please® received an exemption from the City of Calgary Liverly in July 2015 allowing them to transport customers for personal assistance services. Ginger Greenwood, General Manager says, “We’re in the process of working with our insurance broker and are optimistic that the required documents will be in place shortly – in order for us to move forward with personal assistance services.”
Keys Please® daytime services can be used when someone at work does not feel well enough to drive his or her own vehicle home. Or, when someone drives a vehicle to a medical, dental or optometry procedure and is unable to drive after the procedure. Linda, who has used this service says, “Prearranging Keys Please® allowed me to drive my vehicle to my optometrist, get the eye procedure done and then be driven home in the comfort of my own vehicle.”
When someone cannot drive safely due to medications, physical limitations such as lack of strength, or could get injured because of orthopedic surgery – like a hip replacement – using Keys Please® is a better and safer option than driving. Plus, with Keys Please® there’s the convenience of a person driving to their appointment and Keys Please® driving him or her home in the comfort of their own vehicle.
For media inquires, please contact Ginger Greenwood, General Manager, the Driving Alternative Inc.
Ginger Greenwood General Manager, The Driving Alternative Inc.
About Keys Please®
In 2015 Keys Please® supplied service to approximately 90,000 people in Calgary. Now with a large number of customer requests to extend services into Airdrie, Okotoks and Chestermere, Keys Please® is excited to announce that effective February 19, 2016 Keys Please® provides designated driving services for those cities.
The Keys Please® new App will allow the customer to pay by an in-app payment, provide a trip cost estimate prior to customer accepting trip, the driver’s photo, driver rating, the Alberta license plate number of PFHV, make, model and colour of vehicle. The Keys Please® App produces electronic receipt which is immediately provided to the customer at the conclusion of the trip which includes customer’s name, time and date when the service was arranged, location where passenger was picked up, destination at which passenger was discharged and the fare charge. Real time GPS tracking is available to the rider, showing vehicle on route to pick up location and vehicle on route to drop off location. There are CCTV cameras in all PFHV (for the protection of drivers and customers). For more information visit www.keysplease.net.