24 Laval bars will give free drinks to designated drivers as part of an effort to reduce drunk driving.\nThe program, CoDeBars, first began in Sherbrooke and has expanded to Laval under the direction of the Laval police.\nSee the participating establishments below.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nAs the holidays approach, a rather festive time for many Quebecers, the authorities are trying to raise awareness about impaired driving. As part of this effort to protect the population and avoid road disasters, some bars in Laval will now offer free soft drinks to designated drivers. This project, initiated by the Service de police de Laval and several bars in the region, targets young people between the ages of 18 and 25 but also applies to the general population.\nCalled CoDeBars, the initiative aims to focus on the role of the designated driver at the most drunken parties in order to prevent some people from driving while impaired.\nThis is a great opportunity if you want to celebrate but avoid the next-day headaches and save your money.\nAll this already exists elsewhere in Quebec. CoDeBars was born in 2017 in the city of Sherbrooke.\n[CoDeBars🍹] Une sortie entre amis se prépare? Votre Service de police s’associe avec de nombreux bars de #Laval pour offrir aux conducteurs désignés, accompagnés d’au moins deux amis, des consommations non alcoolisées gratuites!➡️ Détails : https://t.co/RBv8u7874h pic.twitter.com/D6578wyXOG— Police Laval (@policelaval) November 20, 2019\nThese free drinks will be offered to designated drivers who show up at the bar with a minimum of 2 friends. A bracelet will be given to them, allowing them to be identified when they go to the bar to claim their soft drinks.\nParticipating establishments will decide which drinks will be offered.\nThe list of participating bars is quite long. It will therefore be quite easy to find out where you can take advantage of this offer when you next go out in Laval.\nBar le ChampionBar LavalloisBar Club ManguGrand Studio - Bar DansantChez Raymond Piley IncBillard des ProsDallas Bar & BouffeBar Bada BingCentre de Congrès PalaceResto-Pub 4 Saisons IncLe SkratchLe Cabaret CMiss WongLes DéessesBar O-RelaxVGolf LavalBar Chez YvonBar L'EtalonBar SexpertSalon de Quilles DagenaisRiversideClub 369Salon BleuZone 15\nNote that other bars could be added to this list.\nView this post on Instagram You can't buy happiness, but you can buy cocktails and that's kinda the same thing. N'oubliez pas lundi et mardi: 4L Budweiser et Alexander Keith's rouge 24.95 $ plus taxes Stella Artois 29.95 $ plus taxes. #restaurant #food #bar #foodstagram #sangria #leskratchlaval #laval #leskratch #cocktails #yummy #drinks #party #ladies A post shared by Le Skratch Laval (@leskratchlavalofficial) on Sep 16, 2019 at 7:17am PDT\nIn addition to being a real hero at the end of the evening, this initiative will undoubtedly save you a lot of money and spare you the pain of enduring a hangover at the family party the next day.\nMore information on CoDeBars is available on its website here.\nThe article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.