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MADD launches eye-catching new impaired driving awareness initiative

2020/06/24|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Grande Prairie Now June 22, 2020 For once, rubbernecking to check out the scene of a crash is being encouraged. MADD Grande Prairie and its partners have stationed a wrecked vehicle near Highway 43 and Range Road 51 in the hopes of reminding people not to drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol. With the [...]

Stiffer, quicker penalties proposed for drunk driving

2020/06/06|Categories: Article|Tags: |

St. Albert Gazette June 6, 2020 A proposed provincial law would crank up fines for drunk driving and make it easier for first-time offenders to avoid jail – steps analysts say could make the streets safer for everyone. The province passed first reading of the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act June 4. Right now, any driver caught with [...]

Impaired drivers could be suspended, fined rather than charged under proposed Alberta law

2020/06/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC News June 5, 2020 The Alberta government wants to adopt a new way of penalizing impaired drivers that would keep people who have committed less serious offences out of court. Should the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act pass the legislature, police who encounter an impaired driver could opt to avoid laying criminal charges. Drivers dealt with through [...]

Some first-time drunk drivers in Alberta won’t get criminal record under new proposed rules

2020/06/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Calgary Herald June 5, 2020 The Alberta government is proposing new penalties for impaired drivers but first-time offenders could avoid a criminal change if newly tabled legislation becomes law. Bill 21, the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act, which received first reading in the legislative assembly on Thursday, would grant police the ability to give first-time offenders [...]

Impaired drivers face ‘quick’ justice

2020/06/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Red Deer Advocate June 5, 2020   Quicker and stiffer penalties for first-time impaired drivers will make Alberta roads safer, says the head of MADD Canada. Under Bill 21, the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act, first-time impaired drivers will not be charged with a criminal offence, but will face a new $1,000 fine, have their cars [...]

Alberta may become the latest province to decriminalize drunk driving. Here’s why

2020/03/02|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Toronto Star / Edmonton Bureau Mon., March 2, 2020 EDMONTON—Advocates and defence lawyers are growing worried as the Alberta government looks at largely decriminalizing drunk driving in the province, a surprising reversal in the United Conservative Party’s original stance on the issue. The reverse in policy for the United Conservatives, who blasted the NDP government [...]

MADD to install provincial impaired driving memorial in Spruce Grove

2020/02/28|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Wiarton Echo February 28, 2020 Those who have lost loved ones to impaired driving will soon have a dedicated space in Spruce Grove. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada announced Feb. 12 that they are building a monument to those who have died as a result of impaired driving across Alberta in the community. It [...]

New Alberta Monument Creates Lasting Legacy for Victims of Impaired Driving

2020/02/12|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Edmonton, Alberta – MADD Canada is establishing a Memorial Monument to pay lasting tribute to Albertans who were suddenly and senselessly taken from their family and friends as a result of impaired driving. The Alberta Memorial Monument, to be built on the grounds of the Parkland RCMP Detachment in Spruce Grove, will be unveiled in [...]

2nd Provincial Roadside Memorial for Victim of Alcohol-Related Crash To Be Unveiled Today

2020/02/05|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Edmonton, Alberta – A roadside memorial sign honouring the memory of Thomas Spinks, who died in an alcohol-related crash on October 23, 2017, will be unveiled today by his father Tony Wentworth and MADD Edmonton & Area Chapter. Located near the crash site on southbound Highway 2, just south of Highway 41, the sign features [...]

Red ribbons for sober driving

2019/12/13|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

St. Albert Today December 13, 2019 Before you knock a few too many beers back at the work Christmas party, the Edmonton and area Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) wants to remind people to plan ahead for holiday festivities. In early November, MADD launched its nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign, which serves as a reminder of [...]