Campaign 911 is a Canada-wide campaign to encourage and empower the Canadian public to report suspected impaired driving by calling 911. Impaired driving is the #1 criminal cause of death in Canada and, yet, every impaired driving crash is preventable. By calling 911 and reporting suspected impaired drivers to police, all Canadians can play a role in keeping our roads and waterways safe and in reducing impaired driving crashes, deaths and injuries. Join Campaign 911 today! Contact MADD Canada and review our campaign materials to learn how.
Report impaired driving to 9-1-1. And for mom’s sake, please, don’t drink and drive.
This Mother’s Day, the only call she should receive is, “Happy Mother’s Day,” not a call from the police.
Bradford West Gwillimbury Topic December 13, 2016 On Dec. 12 around 9:30 p.m., a concerned citizen approached a South Simcoe police officer on patrol in Bradford West Gwillimbury regarding a possible impaired driver. The officer [...]
Kingston Heritage December 5, 2016 A 37-year-old local woman is facing impaired driving charges after a taxi driver noticed her erratic behaviour in downtown Kingston over the weekend. According to a release from Kingston Police, [...]
Timmins Press December 3, 2016 TIMMINS - The Timmins chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is once again encouraging people to help in the fight to end drinking and driving. In conjunction with the Timmins [...]
MuskokaRegion.com November 27, 2016 BRACEBRIDGE — A Good Samaritan was praised for their role in the arrest of a 31-year-old Huntsville man found driving drunk on Highway 11. “I commend the citizen who contacted police,” [...]
Kelowna Now November 24, 2016 A young man from Osoyoos is likely to face numerous charges after driving drunk throughout the Okanagan. On Nov. 23, 2016 at about 2:50 p.m., police received a report that [...]
MADD Canada is pleased to recognize the generous National Sponsors whose contributions and support are helping to ensure the life-saving Campaign 911 message reaches more and more Canadians.
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Impaired Boating IS Impaired Driving
MADD Canada’s Campaign 911 program is on lakes and waterways, reminding everyone that operating a boat while impaired is just as dangerous – and just as illegal – as driving while impaired.
Alcohol is a factor in about 40% of the estimated 150 recreational boating fatalities that occur in Canada each year.
Alcohol diminishes judgment, reduces motor skills and balance, slows reaction times, reduces depth perception, and accelerates hypothermia. Trying to operate a boat while impaired endangers the operator, passengers and other boaters on the water.
Despite the risks, 37% of boaters admit to consuming alcohol every time they boat, and 66% say they drink alcohol sometimes when boating.
With a financial contribution from Transport Canada, and working with local and regional police, government, boat clubs and marinas, MADD Canada has produced and installed more than 600 “Report Impaired Boaters” signs at harbours, marinas and boat launches across the country.
Generally, boaters who are impaired are more likely to go too fast for the waterway, operate vessels in a dangerous or careless manner, forget to turn on running lights or other required night-time equipment, or openly consume alcohol while underway.
Anyone who sees a boater they think is impaired can call 911 or their local police marine unit. Try to have the boat licence number, name and description of the boat, the direction of travel and any location information or specific landmarks.
MADD Canada asks all boaters to be safe – keep the alcohol away until you are docked for the day.