Family-oriented event on Oct. 5
© Darrell Cole – Amherst News
Const. Travise Dow of the Cumberland RCMP and MADD Cumberland Chapter president Louise Stillman look over plans for the first MADD Road Rally on Oct. 5.
AMHERST – MADD’s Cumberland County Chapter is joining forces with the RCMP and Amherst Police family event to promote safe driving.
The first MADD Road Rally will take place Oct. 5 with participating vehicles following a course around Cumberland County with riders and their teammates stopping at several checkpoints to answer questions about the county, what they see and safe driving tips.
“The goal of the rally is to promote safe driving practices but also to raise awareness about MADD Canada and the dangers of getting behind the wheel after drinking or getting in a vehicle that’s being driving by someone who has been drinking,” Const. Travise Dow of the Cumberland RCMP said.
Join the Drive will have an entry fee of $25 with proceeds going to support the local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Teams will gather at the Amherst Lions Club on the day of the event for an orientation session before heading out on the road for what should be a two to three-hour drive.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with a rally school at 10:30 a.m. Cars will begin leaving the starting area at about noon.
“It’s a time, distance and speed rally and the fastest will not be the winner,” he said. “It will be the team that finishes closest to the rally time. All the rules of the road will apply.”
He’s hoping 40 to 50 vehicles will participate, but said the event is set to handle up to 100.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 694-0514.