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.
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.
Discover Estevan 22 January 2020 The idea behind the Report Impaired Drivers (RID) program is simple: if you see someone on the road you believe to be driving impaired, you call the police and, as [...]
Markham Review January 22, 2020 A 54-year-old Richman Hill man faces impaired driving and firearms charges after a concerned citizen called 9-1-1 to report a suspected impaired driver. York Regional Police (YRP) arrived in the [...]
The Western Star November 26, 2019 Two impaired drivers were taken off the road last week after the Bay St. George Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded to two tips from the public. A 46-year-old man [...]
Northern Pen June 18, 2019 VICTORIA, N.L. — A tip from a person out for an early-evening stroll helped police arrest and charge a woman from Victoria for impaired driving. According to a news release, Harbour [...]
Blackburn News June 13, 2019 You may start seeing some new road signs as you travel Windsor-Essex’s highways. Those signs are part of a campaign to encourage drivers to use the 911 system to report [...]
Windsor Star June 13, 2019 Some new roadside scenery is coming to Windsor-Essex County that empowers drivers to help keep roads safe. Caesars Windsor Cares donated $12,750 to MADD Canada’s Campaign 911 — an initiative [...]
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 contribution from Transport Canada, and working with local and regional police, government, boat clubs and marinas, MADD Canada has produced and installed more than 900 “Report Impaired Boaters” signs at harbours, marinas and boat launches across the country.
MADD Canada is pleased to announce receipt of new funding from Transport Canada and its Boating Safety Contribution Program to further enhance the Campaign 911 program for the boating community over the next three years. With the funding, MADD Canada will install an additional 425 “Report Impaired Boaters” signs, create new awareness materials including a new television public service announcement, and conduct 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.