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Report impaired driving. Call 911

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.

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Call 911 programs work!

Read about a sign program established in Saskatchewan to highlight the effectiveness of that province’s Report Impaired Drivers program.
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Report impaired driving to 9-1-1. And for mom’s sake, please, don’t drink and drive.

This Mother’s Day, the only call she should receive is, “Happy Mother’s Day,” not a call from the police.

10 Possible Signs of an Impaired Driver

  1. Driving unreasonably fast, slow or at an inconsistent speed
  2. Drifting in and out of lanes
  3. Tailgating and changing lanes frequently
  4. Making exceptionally wide turns
  5. Changing lanes or passing without sufficient clearance
  6. Overshooting or stopping well before stop signs or stop lights
  7. Disregarding signals and lights
  8. Approaching signals or leaving intersections too quickly or slowly
  9. Driving without headlights, failing to lower high beams or leaving turn signals on
  10. Driving with windows open in cold or inclement weather


What To Do If You Observe a Potential Impaired Driver

  • Call 911 (If you are driving, pull over first if you can safely do so)
  • State your location
  • Vehicle description
    • Licence plate number of vehicle
    • Colour of vehicle
    • Make and model of vehicle
  • Direction of travel for the vehicle
  • Description of driver

Safety Reminders

  • Please observe all safety rules
  • Keep your distance from the impaired driver
  • Wear your seatbelt
  • Use extreme caution when using a cellular phone to call 911; if you are driving, pull over first if you can safely do so
  • Police officers are trained specialists, let them do their job
  • Never try to apprehend the impaired driver yourself

Signs To Be Erected Where Impaired Drivers Are Charged

600 CJWW Jul 29, 2020 Bonny Stevenson with MADD Saskatoon says she worried about her 17 year old son Quinn being on the road in all weather and different times of day, to referee hockey. [...]

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‘Impaired Driver Caught Here’: How new road signs in Saskatoon could help make the city’s streets safer

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 [...]

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MADD Canada Honours NL Police Officers for Efforts Against Impaired Driving

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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New Saskatchewan road signs show where impaired drivers have been caught

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 [...]

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Thanks to our Campaign 911 Sponsors

MADD Canada is pleased to recognize the generous National Sponsors whose contributions and support are helping to ensure the life-saving Campaign 911 message reaches more and more Canadians.

Official Sponsors

Maritime Ontario

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited

Impaired Boating IS Impaired Driving

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.

Report Impaired Boating; Call 911. Get a FREE Safe Boating sign for your boat club, harbour or marina! (P D F)

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.

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