Impaired driving is a deadly and persistent problem in Canada.
Every year, hundreds of Canadians are killed and tens of thousands are injured in crashes involving alcohol and/or drugs.
Young people are at particular risk. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 16 to 25 year olds, and alcohol and/or drugs are a factor in 55% of those crashes.
Despite federal and provincial/territorial laws and penalties, police enforcement and awareness efforts, and despite the obvious risk of crash, death and injury, Canadians are still getting behind the wheel impaired.
It doesn’t just happen on the roads. Every year, people are also killed on boats, ATVs and snowmobiles because the operators and/or riders are impaired.
The excuses for driving impaired are plentiful. “I’ve only had a few”. “I feel fine to drive”. “I’m only going down the street”. But they are also meaningless when that driver kills or injures someone.
The deaths and injuries caused by impaired driving are 100% preventable.
We review and analyze impaired driving countermeasures in Canada and around the world, and determine those best practices which can be implemented, at the federal or provincial/territorial levels, to reduce impaired driving in Canada. Learn more about our public policy initiatives.
For more information on this senseless crime and how you can join the fight to stop it, please tour our web site, contact your local Chapter or Community Leader or contact our National Office.