Designated Drivers for the Holidays

Designated Drivers Against Drinking Drivers

As the holiday season is approaching, so are Holiday Parties and that means seasonal celebrating. Any time that a group of people goes out to drink, whether it’s a planned celebration or an informal meeting, having a designated driver is always important and should be part of your evening plan. What everyone should know is that there are different ways to choose a designated driver. In the GTA there is a company called DDADD (Designated Drivers Against Drinking Drivers). Here is how it works, it’s quite simple. If you have been drinking and do not feel that it is safe to drive your car home, call DDADD. They will dispatch a team of two drivers to your pickup point. Their cars are recognized with their logo and the drivers by uniform (black vest with logo). The drivers will meet with the customer and pickup their keys. If needed, the driver will warm up the vehicle and clear off any snow accumulation. They will then be on their way with a safe ride home while the second driver follows behind.

For more information on DDADD.

Paolo Cardamone About Paolo Cardamone

An Oakville resident for 35 years, Paolo graduated from Oakville Trafalgar High School and then attended Ryerson University. Paolo continued his education at the International Hospitality Tourism & Training Institute in Switzerland earning him a B.A. in International Hospitality & Tourism Management from Bournemouth University in England, allowing him the opportunity to live and work in the Caribbean, Europe and Western Canada. His management and customer service experience working for luxury hotel brands has proven to be an asset in his Real Estate career. Paolo partnered with his mother Mary T. Cardamone, in November 2007 and together they have continually achieved the designation of Top 1% of the Royal LePage Residential Sales Force on a National Level.

Paolo is an active member in the community and has worked on several committees with the Downtown Oakville BIA. Paolo assisted in the organizing and production of the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival. As a member of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, Paolo most recently joined the Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs Group (YPEG). YPEG is a forum to engage young professionals and entrepreneurs through connection, collaboration and learning opportunities that enhance and support the Oakville business community.

For leisure, Paolo enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer, his dog Mercer, playing golf and ATV'ing with his family.