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New law aims to take bite out of impaired driving

2018/12/12|Categories: Article|

Newmarket Today December 12, 2018 Beginning Dec. 18, drivers should be prepared to hand over more than their licence, insurance and ownership papers during any kind of lawful stop by police. That’s when the most significant Criminal Code transportation offences reform in 40 years kick in for alcohol-impaired driving, including giving police services the constitutional authority to [...]

MADD kicks off Red Ribbon campaign in Labrador West

2018/12/11|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

The Northern Pen December 11, 2018 IOC gives initiative a boost LABRADOR WEST, N.L. It was a MADD weekend. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) kicked off their annual Red Ribbon campaign with two days of events. On Friday, Nov. 30,  there was an event to explain the campaign and to thank the many supporters of [...]

Regina Transit to offer free bus service on New Year’s Eve

2018/12/11|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Regina / 980 CJME December 11, 2018 There will be free bus rides once again on New Year’s Eve in Regina. SGI and Regina Transit are partnering for their campaign Wing in the New Year, meaning people should let a bus driver be their ‘wingman” to get them home safe after celebrating. Free service starts [...]

Should people charged with impaired driving be publicly shamed? Yes

2018/12/11|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Toronto Star Opinion – By Andrew Murie December 11, 2018 To read the supporting and opposing viewpoints, please visit: MADD Canada supports York Regional Police in its decision to publicly name people charged with impaired driving. Indeed, I thank them and other police services for their leadership and commitment as they strive to prevent impaired [...]

‘Tis the season

2018/12/10|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Lethbridge Herald December 10, 2018 The colours red and blue look gorgeous illuminated on a Christmas tree, but perhaps not so much on a police vehicle after a night of holiday revelry. And drivers who get into the spirits of Christmas a little too much this year can expect to see those blue and red [...]

Lethbridge police keeping eyes peeled for high drivers during the holidays

2018/12/10|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Global News December 10, 2018 Officers with the Lethbridge Police Service (LPS) had a busy weekend after holding a large-scale check stop Saturday night. Members of the Traffic Response Unit are used to asking drivers if they’ve had anything to drink or if there is alcohol in their vehicle, but this is going to be [...]

Oral test needed to nab pot-impaired drivers: MADD

2018/12/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Canoe December 9, 2018 Don’t expect to see a spike in the number of pot-impaired drivers busted by police until oral tests are used to catch stoned motorists, cautions the head of MADD Canada. Andrew Murie said most police forces have not purchased oral testing equipment for pot. “There has only been one oral fluid [...]

Saskatchewan approves ride hailing rules, municipalities to determine operations

2018/12/07|Categories: Article|Tags: |

The Canadian Press December 7, 2018 REGINA — Saskatchewan has approved ride-hailing regulations but it could be a while before companies and drivers hit the road in the province’s two biggest cities. Rules are to take effect on Dec. 14 but the minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance said he doubts services such as Uber [...]

RNC launch ‘Operation: Rudolph’ to keep roads safe this holiday season

2018/12/07|Categories: Article|Tags: |

NTV December 7, 2018 The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has partnered with the RCMP, MADD Canada, and City of Mount Pearl Municipal Enforcement for ‘Operation: Rudolph,’ aimed at keeping our roadways safe this holiday season. During the month of December through New Year’s Eve, ‘Operation: Rudolph’ will target impaired, distracted, and dangerous driving. The RNC would [...]

No holiday blitz, but Calgary police warn they’re always on watch for drunk drivers

2018/12/06|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

CBC News December 6, 2018 Calgary police used to ring in the month of December with warnings of a holiday checkstop blitz, often with attention-grabbing names such as "Operation Enough is Enough." From 2008 through 2013, police even staged daytime checkstops, looking to nab those who got into the holiday spirit as part of their work day. There [...]