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MADD virtual reality RV teaches elementary students about impaired driving

2019/09/12|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

980 CJME September 12, 2019 MADD Canada is taking its latest impaired driving initiative on the road. SmartWheels, an RV equipped with virtual reality technology that creates drunk and high driving simulations, first launched in Ontario in 2017. On Thursday, in collaboration with SGI and the province, SmartWheels kicked off its tour across Saskatchewan with a [...]

New School Year Begins with Powerful Sober Driving Message from MADD Canada

2019/09/06|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: , |

Oakville, Ontario — MADD Canada debuts its latest School Assembly Program for Ontario students this week, launching a province-wide tour to engage youth in a conversation about the dangers of impaired driving and the ways they can prevent it. The 2019-2020 School Assembly Program, titled Over the Edge, is being delivered to Ontario students in [...]

‘Ride for Cody’ pushes for tougher impaired driving penalties

2019/09/01|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CTV Kitchener September 1, 2019 Friends and family of Cody Andrews are working to increase the severity of punishment for convicted impaired drivers. The 23-year-old New Hamburg man was one of two killed in a crash on Sept. 8, 2016. “His presence is not here anymore,” said father Dave Andrews. “There are no Christmases, no [...]

‘Leave the car home’: MADD, police urge motorists to drive safe and sober this long weekend

2019/08/30|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Global News August 30, 2019 It’s the Labour Day long weekend and Mothers Against Drunk Driving along with local police are getting the word out not to get behind the wheel impaired. A MADD road check was set up today in Rothesay, N.B., in conjunction with Kennebecasis Regional Police where information pamphlets were handed out [...]

Celebrate the Last Long Weekend of Summer Safely – Drive Sober or Plan Ahead for a Sober Ride Home

2019/08/30|Categories: National Media Release|

Oakville, Ontario – MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are urging Canadians to make this last summer long weekend memorable for all the right reasons – not for a tragic impaired driving crash. “As Canadians get ready for their summer parties and long weekend gatherings, we encourage everyone to give some thought to [...]

One bad decision can take a family…over the edge…

2019/08/30|Categories: Campaigns|

Dear Friend, "Unfortunately, he didn't make it." LaToya stood in her living room trying to process what the officer was saying. Cassius was her baby brother - nine years younger than she was. When he was little, she had made his lunches and taught him how to tie his shoes. How could he be gone? [...]

MADD holds third annual ‘Strides for Change’ walk

2019/08/26|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Prince Albert Now August 26, 2019 Seeing new faces at the annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) walk was bittersweet for Karen Anthony-Burns. While the MADD member was grateful for the support, she knew that many were there to find community with others who, like her, had lost loved ones to impaired driving. “As much as [...]

‘I cry’: Families of victims from impaired driving crashes grieve as five new names added to Manitoba monument

2019/08/25|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CTV Winnipeg August 25, 2019 Five new names inscribed on the Manitoba Monument for Victims of Impaired Driving in West. St. Paul, Man. were unveiled at a special remembrance ceremony Sunday afternoon. Each name is a Manitoban who has lost their life in an impaired driving crash. The new names bring the total number of [...]

Alberta installs first roadside memorial sign for victims of impaired driving

2019/08/23|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Edmonton Journal August 23, 2019 As cars rushed by on a busy road just outside of Cochrane, a family who lost their loved one to a drunk driver four years ago pulled at a cord to unveil Alberta’s first roadside memorial sign honouring Alfred Benary and other victims of impaired driving. In an emotional moment, [...]

Roadside memorial honouring Alfred Benary revealed on Highway 22

2019/08/23|Categories: Article|Tags: |

St. Albert Today August 23, 2019 The unveiling of Alberta's first roadside memorial sign for a victim of impaired driving held along Highway 22 just north of Highway 1 was a sorrowful affair this morning (Aug. 23). On Sept. 12, 2015, Alfred Benary's vehicle was hit by a Ford F-150 pickup truck. Benary would suffer [...]