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MADD Canada on Saskatchewan’s dropping impaired driving numbers

2020/06/30|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Global Saskatchewan June 29, 2020

6 years for impaired driver who killed Laurier dean not enough: MADD

2020/06/29|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Waterloo Region Record June 29, 2020 KITCHENER — A six-year prison sentence for the impaired driver who killed Wilfrid Laurier University dean Leanne Holland Brown is insufficient, says the president of the Waterloo Region chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. “We always feel the sentences aren’t necessarily in line with the crime,” Steve Bowden said [...]

Virtual safe grad message presented to Pictou County Class of 2020

2020/06/25|Categories: Article|Tags: |

SaltWire Network June 25, 2020 NEW GLASGOW, N.S. — Students from all three high schools throughout Pictou County will be able to view virtually the devastating realities associated with texting and impaired driving and the realities emergency responders face each time they respond to a crash involving teens. This year due to COVID-19 and the inability for [...]

MADD launches eye-catching new impaired driving awareness initiative

2020/06/24|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Grande Prairie Now June 22, 2020 For once, rubbernecking to check out the scene of a crash is being encouraged. MADD Grande Prairie and its partners have stationed a wrecked vehicle near Highway 43 and Range Road 51 in the hopes of reminding people not to drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol. With the [...]

Richmond Hill woman re-arrested for impaired driving

2020/06/23|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Global News June 23, 2020

Take killer drunk driver off roads forever if convicted of new charges

2020/06/23|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Michele Mandel – Toronto Sun June 23, 2020 Three strikes and this menace on the roads should never be able to drive again. Darya Selinevich, on parole for the hit-and-run drunk driving death of a cyclist just five years ago, is back behind bars with her third set of impaired driving charges. Obviously, this young woman [...]

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 [...]