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Four names added to MADD memorial monument

2018/09/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

THE CHRONICLE HERALD September 9, 2018 Steven Gittens still feels just as much pain as he did two years ago when his father was killed by a drunk driver. “I hurt so people don’t have to,” said the 24-year-old in Dartmouth on Saturday. Gittens’ father, William Gittens, was killed on Sept. 25, 2016. The Dutch [...]

Keep This Last Summer Long Weekend Safe – Plan Ahead for a Sober Ride Home

2018/08/30|Categories: National Media Release|

Oakville, Ontario – As the last long weekend of summer approaches, MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are encouraging anyone hosting or attending an end of season bash to make safety a priority and arrange a sober ride home. “Most people make the safe and responsible decision to arrange alternate transportation if they’re [...]

More Victims Of Impaired Driving To Be Honoured on Manitoba’s Memorial Monument

2018/08/26|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

West St. Paul, Manitoba – Family and friends of victims of impaired driving will join MADD Canada for a special ceremony at the Manitoba Memorial Monument today to pay tribute to their lost loved ones. The Manitoba Memorial Monument was created in 2016 at the Glen Eden Funeral Home and Cemetery in West St. Paul. [...]

Witness helps police in drunk driving arrest

2018/08/22|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

CKLQ August 22, 2018 Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Brandon Police say a witness helped officers in a drunk driving arrest on Tuesday. The witness told police that a vehicle was swerving all over the road, nearly hitting some kids at around 7:24 p.m. The suspect driver was then seen exiting the vehicle with a beer [...]

Numerous 911 calls result in impaired charge for Innisfil woman

2018/08/22|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

Barrie Today August 22, 2018 NEWS RELEASE SOUTH SIMCOE POLICE On Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 shortly after 3 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service received numerous 911 calls in regard to a SUV on the 20th Side Road, Innisfil being operated in a dangerous manner. Several callers reported near miss head on collisions as they were [...]

How long after smoking cannabis is it safe to drive?

2018/08/07|Categories: Article|

Chronicle Herald August 7,  2018 There are many different answers out there about how long one should wait after smoking up before its safe to get behind the wheel, ranging from four hours to a full day. Health Canada says that, unlike alcohol, the existing scientific evidence does not provide general guidance to drivers about [...]

MADD Canada Statement on Ontario’s Proposed Buck a Beer Policy

2018/08/07|Categories: Online Statement|

Lowering the price of alcohol carries implications and risks for public safety. Lower alcohol prices can lead to increased consumption, particularly among those with alcohol problems, and among young people, and that increased consumption can in turn lead to increased alcohol-related problems, including impaired driving. The impact extends beyond the price of a beer. There [...]

MADD hopes campaigns will continue downward trend of long weekend impaired driving

2018/08/04|Categories: Article|

CBC August 4, 2018 Over the last three years there have been fewer and fewer impaired driving collisions over the August long weekend in Saskatchewan. This year there are a few campaigns aimed at keeping the momentum going. MADD Saskatchewan, Crown corporations and a bar franchise are using the hashtag #howareyougettinghome on social media this weekend. The collaborative [...]

Reduce Impaired Driving Risk This Weekend – Plan Ahead For A Sober Ride Home

2018/08/02|Categories: National Media Release|

Oakville, Ontario – With another summer weekend nearly here – a holiday long weekend across much of the country – MADD Canada and Allstate Canada are asking everyone to put safety first by planning ahead for a sober ride home if alcohol or drugs are part of their weekend plans. “Summer is well underway and [...]

Permanent roadside memorial serves as sobering reminder of cost of drunk driving

2018/08/01|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Though nearly a decade has passed, Melody Bodnarchuk still remembers the night her nephew was killed very clearly. Brett Yasinsky, 22, was living with her and her husband at the time, and had left to pick up his girlfriend to go to a movie. When his girlfriend called the house 45 minutes later, Bodnarchuk knew something was wrong. "Immediately, I [...]