- 24 Laval bars will give free drinks to designated drivers as part of an effort to reduce drunk driving.
- The program, CoDeBars, first began in Sherbrooke and has expanded to Laval under the direction of the Laval police.
- See the participating establishments below.
As 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.
Called 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.
This is a great opportunity if you want to celebrate but avoid the next-day headaches and save your money.
All this already exists elsewhere in Quebec. CoDeBars was born in 2017 in the city of Sherbrooke.
These 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.
Participating establishments will decide which drinks will be offered.
The 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.
Bar le Champion
Bar Club Mangu
Grand Studio - Bar Dansant
Chez Raymond Piley Inc
Billard des Pros
Dallas Bar & Bouffe
Bar Bada Bing
Centre de Congrès Palace
Resto-Pub 4 Saisons Inc
Le Cabaret C
Bar Chez Yvon
Salon de Quilles Dagenais
Note that other bars could be added to this list.
In 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.
More information on CoDeBars is available on its website here.
The article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.