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Report impaired driving. Call 911

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.

10 Possible Signs of an Impaired Driver

  1. Driving unreasonably fast, slow or at an inconsistent speed
  2. Drifting in and out of lanes
  3. Tailgating and changing lanes frequently
  4. Making exceptionally wide turns
  5. Changing lanes or passing without sufficient clearance
  6. Overshooting or stopping well before stop signs or stop lights
  7. Disregarding signals and lights
  8. Approaching signals or leaving intersections too quickly or slowly
  9. Driving without headlights, failing to lower high beams or leaving turn signals on
  10. Driving with windows open in cold or inclement weather


What To Do If You Observe a Potential Impaired Driver

  • Call 911 (If you are driving, pull over first if you can safely do so)
  • State your location
  • Vehicle description
    • Licence plate number of vehicle
    • Colour of vehicle
    • Make and model of vehicle
  • Direction of travel for the vehicle
  • Description of driver

Safety Reminders

  • Please observe all safety rules
  • Keep your distance from the impaired driver
  • Wear your seatbelt
  • Use extreme caution when using a cellular phone to call 911; if you are driving, pull over first if you can safely do so
  • Police officers are trained specialists, let them do their job
  • Never try to apprehend the impaired driver yourself

Traffic tip locates impaired driver in Gravenhurst

Gravenhurst Banner April 11, 2017 GRAVENHURST — Members of the public tipped OPP officers to an impaired driver on Monday evening. On Monday, April 10, Bracebridge OPP officers received a complaint from a member of [...]

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Renfrew Today April 10, 2917 The warnings about the dangers of driving drunk have yet to sink for some. Upper Ottawa Valley OPP say that two men were arrested and charged in two separate incidents [...]

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Public calls 911 over suspected impaired driver

North Bay Nugget April 5, 2017 A member of the public called 911 after suspecting an impaired driver travelling on McKeown Avenue Tuesday shortly before 5 p.m. North Bay Police Service arrested a 41-year-old Sudbury [...]

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Police thank 911 caller

North Bay Nugget March 9, 2017 North Bay police are thanking a citizen who called 911 to report a hit and run incident Wednesday night in the city. Police responded to a 911 call on [...]

2017/03/09|Tags: |

Tips from public help police nab 5 more impaired drivers

The Telegram January 29, 2017 Police caught five more impaired drivers this weekend thanks to tips from the public, according to reports from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. In Paradise Friday evening, a 45-year-old woman was [...]

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Signs to urge impaired-driver 911 calls coming to Victoria, Esquimalt

Times Colonist January 27, 2017 Road signs urging drivers to call 911 if they see an impaired driver will soon be erected in Esquimalt and Victoria. The initiative is being sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk [...]

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Thanks to our Campaign 911 Sponsors

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.

Official Sponsors

Allstate logo

Allstate Insurance Company of Canada

Maritime Ontario

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited

Impaired Boating IS Impaired Driving

Calling all boaters! Take part in our online survey about boating safety and have a chance to win a great prize!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.

Report Impaired Boating; Call 911. Get a FREE Safe Boating sign for your boat club, harbour or marina! (P D F)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.

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