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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.

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

RID Calls Aid Police In Impaired Driver Pursuits

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 [...]


Impaired charges laid after citizen calls 9-1-1

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 [...]


Bay St. George RCMP arrest two impaired drivers within hours of each other

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 [...]

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Pedestrian tip leads to impaired driving arrest in Victoria

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 [...]

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New road signs enhance MADD campaign

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 [...]

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New road signage targeting impaired drivers coming to Windsor-Essex County

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 [...]

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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

Allstate logo

Allstate Insurance Company of Canada

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 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.

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

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