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Stiffer, quicker penalties proposed for drunk driving

2020/06/06|Categories: Article|Tags: |

St. Albert Gazette June 6, 2020 A proposed provincial law would crank up fines for drunk driving and make it easier for first-time offenders to avoid jail – steps analysts say could make the streets safer for everyone. The province passed first reading of the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act June 4. Right now, any driver caught with [...]

Impaired drivers could be suspended, fined rather than charged under proposed Alberta law

2020/06/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC News June 5, 2020 The Alberta government wants to adopt a new way of penalizing impaired drivers that would keep people who have committed less serious offences out of court. Should the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act pass the legislature, police who encounter an impaired driver could opt to avoid laying criminal charges. Drivers dealt with through [...]

Some first-time drunk drivers in Alberta won’t get criminal record under new proposed rules

2020/06/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Calgary Herald June 5, 2020 The Alberta government is proposing new penalties for impaired drivers but first-time offenders could avoid a criminal change if newly tabled legislation becomes law. Bill 21, the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act, which received first reading in the legislative assembly on Thursday, would grant police the ability to give first-time offenders [...]

Impaired drivers face ‘quick’ justice

2020/06/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Red Deer Advocate June 5, 2020   Quicker and stiffer penalties for first-time impaired drivers will make Alberta roads safer, says the head of MADD Canada. Under Bill 21, the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act, first-time impaired drivers will not be charged with a criminal offence, but will face a new $1,000 fine, have their cars [...]

Family launches T-shirt campaign for graduating students to raise money for MADD Canada

2020/05/31|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

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Outdated, Incomplete Impaired Driving Stats Hinder Evaluation of Legislation and Policies Aimed at Reducing Impaired Driving Crash Deaths and Injuries

2020/05/28|Categories: National Media Release|

Oakville, Ontario – The availability of reasonably current data on impaired driving is crucial to identifying trends, evaluating legislative and policy measures, and developing new prevention strategies. Yet, the most recent Canadian data on impairment-related crashes, deaths and injuries is five years out-of-date.  “The most recent Canadian statistics on impairment-related crash deaths and injuries are [...]

MADD Canada Honours NL Police Officers for Efforts Against Impaired Driving

2020/05/25|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

VOCM May 24, 2020 Nine RCMP officers and eight RNC officers from Newfoundland and Labrador have been inducted into the Nick Coates 2020 Impaired Driving Team by MADD Canada. The initiative is named after Nick Coates, who was killed by an impaired driver in 2013. It recognizes officers throughout the province who have done exceptional [...]

Team Nick Coates Awards Recognize 17 Police Officers For Taking Impaired Drivers Off Newfoundland and Labrador Roads

2020/05/22|Categories: Provincial Media Release|

St. John’s, NL – MADD Canada is proud to present 17 members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) with Team Nick Coates Awards for their outstanding work to take impaired drivers off provincial roads and highways.   The Team Nick Coates Awards were established by MADD Canada in 2019 as [...]

Signs to appear in Regina showing where impaired drivers have been caught

2020/05/21|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

980 CJME May 21, 2020 Regina residents will start seeing signs that pinpoint the exact locations where impaired drivers have been busted. It’s part of a joint campaign between MADD Regina, the Regina Police Service and Saskatchewan Government Insurance to encourage the public to pull over and dial 911 if they suspect somebody is impaired [...]

Signs showing where impaired driving arrests take place to soon show up in Regina

2020/05/21|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

620 CKRM May 21, 2020 The battle against impaired driving continues. Soon, Reginans will see signs at various locations across the city that say this is where an impaired driver was arrested thanks to a 9-1-1 call to the “Report an Impaired Driver” program. MADD Regina is a part of this initiative. Spokesperson Heather Tatham  [...]