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Ontario Government Getting Set To Legalize Tailgating

2019/04/08|Categories: Article|

AM800 Monday, April 8, 2019 The local branch of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is waiting for details on upcoming changes that would allow for tailgating before a sports game, but it hopes the province proceeds with caution. The provincial government is expected to make the announcement when the Ontario budget is handed down on Thursday that would [...]

New program to ‘Weed out the Risk’ of drug impaired driving in Grey Bruce

2019/04/04|Categories: Article|

Blackburn News April 4, 2019 A Grey Bruce Health expert hopes a new education program being rolled out this spring will help students understand the dangers of cannabis. Jason Weppler said the Community Drug and Alcohol Strategy and Springboard Canada are training local police officers, teachers and community service providers to act as facilitators to [...]

Education Program Shows Saskatchewan Students How Impaired Driving Puts All Their Tomorrows at Risk

2019/03/25|Categories: Article|

Oakville, Ontario — Tomorrow is never guaranteed when someone makes the choice to drive impaired. That is the powerful message being seen by Saskatchewan students during the latest School Assembly Program delivered by MADD Canada and sponsored by Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA). MADD Canada’s 2018-2019 School Assembly Program, [...]

Mounties seeing smaller number of blood samples than expected under drug-impaired driving law

2019/03/24|Categories: Article|

CBC News March 24, 2019 The Royal Canadian Mounted Police were expecting to see their national forensic labs flooded with requests for blood tests after Canada's new impaired driving law came into effect, but they've seen just a small number so far. The force's National Forensic Laboratory Services operation receives bodily fluid samples, including blood and [...]

Nation-wide campaign against impaired driving

2019/03/19|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Blackburn News March 19, 2019 MADD Sarnia Lambton is taking part in a nation-wide campaign to keep our roads safe. The second National Impaired Driving Prevention Week is March 17-23. So far in 2019, Lambton OPP officers have laid 15 impaired driving charges. In 2018, Sarnia police laid a total of 46 impaired driving charges [...]

National Impaired Driving Prevention Week In Strathmore

2019/03/19|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Strathmore Now March 19, 2019 National Impaired Driving Prevention Week is running from March 17-23. It is a week dedicated to educating Canadians on the importance of not driving while impaired. According to Aaron Libby, check stop coordinator and director for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), said impaired driving is 100 per cent preventable. He [...]

‘We’re still dealing with the repercussions’: P.A. couple hit by impaired driver 36 years ago

2019/03/19|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Prince Albert Now March 19, 2019 Rod and Della Hicks don’t remember much the night of a fateful crash in 1983, but they’re still feeling the effects of it today, and say they will for the rest of their lives. On July 12, 1983 Della and Rod were involved in an impaired driving accident, which [...]

Impaired Driving Prevention Week Encourages Canadians To Always Drive Sober

2019/03/18|Categories: National Media Release|

Oakville, Ontario – March 17 – 23 is National Impaired Driving Prevention Week across Canada. MADD Canada joins governments, law enforcement agencies and community organizations in raising awareness about the risks and consequences of impaired driving. Established in 2018 and designated for the third week of March every year, National Impaired Driving Prevention Week encourages [...]

Plan Before You Party This St. Patrick’s Day – Arrange a Sober Ride Home

2019/03/15|Categories: National Media Release|

Oakville, Ontario – As Canadians get ready to don emerald green and raise some pints to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are urging everyone to plan ahead for a sober ride home. “Before heading out to celebrate all things Irish this St. Patrick’s Day, please be sure to [...]

Education Program Shows Prince Edward Island Students How Impaired Driving Puts All Their Tomorrows at Risk

2019/03/15|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Oakville, Ontario — MADD Canada and Prince Edward Island Liquor Control Commission (PEILCC) are teaming up on an education program to show Prince Edward Island students how ‘tomorrow’ can be taken away when someone makes the decision to drive impaired. MADD Canada’s 2018-2019 School Assembly Program, titled No Tomorrow, is a 45-minute film which begins [...]