Campaign 911 is a Canada-wide campaign to encourage and empower the Canadian public to report suspected impaired driving by calling 911. Impaired driving is the #1 criminal cause of death in Canada and, yet, every impaired driving crash is preventable. By calling 911 and reporting suspected impaired drivers to police, all Canadians can play a role in keeping our roads and waterways safe and in reducing impaired driving crashes, deaths and injuries. Join Campaign 911 today! Contact MADD Canada and review our campaign materials to learn how.
CTV Saskatoon July 29, 2020 SASKATOON -- MADD Saskatoon will be implementing a new awareness initiative that will place signs around the city identifying locations where impaired drivers have been apprehended by police following 911 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Global News May 21, 2020 New road signs in Regina and Estevan, Sask., are calling attention to the ways people can help stop impaired drivers. Fifty identical signs stating “impaired driver caught here” will be [...]
MADD Canada’s Campaign 911 program is on lakes and waterways, reminding everyone that operating a boat while impaired is just as dangerous – and just as illegal – as driving while impaired.
Alcohol is a factor in about 40% of the estimated 150 recreational boating fatalities that occur in Canada each year.
Alcohol diminishes judgment, reduces motor skills and balance, slows reaction times, reduces depth perception, and accelerates hypothermia. Trying to operate a boat while impaired endangers the operator, passengers and other boaters on the water.
Despite the risks, 37% of boaters admit to consuming alcohol every time they boat, and 66% say they drink alcohol sometimes when boating.
With financial contributions from Transport Canada, and working with local and regional police, government, boat clubs and marinas, MADD Canada has produced and installed more than 1,000 “Report Impaired Boaters” signs at harbours, marinas and boat launches across the country. We have also created awareness materials, television and radio public service announcements, and conducted a survey of boaters to explore attitudes and behaviours about operating a vessel after drinking.
Generally, boaters who are impaired are more likely to go too fast for the waterway, operate vessels in a dangerous or careless manner, forget to turn on running lights or other required night-time equipment, or openly consume alcohol while underway.
Anyone who sees a boater they think is impaired can call 911 or their local police marine unit. Try to have the boat licence number, name and description of the boat, the direction of travel and any location information or specific landmarks.
MADD Canada asks all boaters to be safe – keep the alcohol away until you are docked for the day.