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MADD touring schools to show dangers of all impaired driving

2019/03/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

My Grande Prairie Now March 5, 2019 A group of students at Grande Prairie Composite High School have taken in a new style of Mothers Against Drunk Driving program. The spotlight has broadened, with the dangers of cannabis and prescription pills also front and centre along with alcohol. Teacher Crystal Wyton says the opportunity to [...]

‘Be smart about your choices,’ MADD presentation tells Sylvan Lake students

2019/02/04|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Sylvan Lake News February 4, 2019 Brandon Radhay with Mother’s Against Drunk Driving spoke to middle school students Thursday about making safe choices while driving and as a passenger. Radhay was invited to Ecole Mother Teresa School to explain to the students the dangers of impaired driving, and its cost. He told the students, who [...]

Police clarify misunderstood aspect of new impaired law

2019/01/17|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Medicine Hat News January 17, 2019 The Medicine Hat Police Service issued a clarification Wednesday about recent changes to impaired driving laws in response to “misleading information” circulating on social media. Prior to the changes introduced on Dec. 18, it was a criminal offence to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater [...]

Officers will not demand at-home breath samples without cause: Edmonton police

2019/01/17|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Global News January 17, 2019 Edmonton police want to reassure citizens that Canada’s new impaired driving lawsdo not give them the right to come to your home and demand a breath sample when you’ve done nothing wrong. “It is not the law that police are just going to randomly come to your home,” Sgt. Robert Davis with [...]

MADD, police raise awareness about impaired driving

2018/12/21|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Stony Plain Reporter December 21, 2018 As we hit the heart of the holiday season with Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the absolute last thing anyone wants is for their night to end in tragedy. In an effort to continue to hammer this message home Mothers Against Drunk Driving joined forces with first responders from around the Tri-Region in their [...]

Hundreds could be saved under new impaired driving laws

2018/12/18|Categories: Article|Tags: |

660 NEWS December 18, 2018 CALGARY (660 NEWS) – New impaired driving laws imposed by the federal government went into effect Tuesday. According to the CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Andrew Murie this could save 200 lives within the first year of implementation. “It is the same aspect that has worked so well globally [...]

MADD Grande Prairie welcoming new impaired driving laws

2018/12/18|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Grande Prairie Now December 18, 2018 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada is welcoming the implementation of mandatory alcohol screening in Canada. New laws came into place at midnight and Tia Marsten, Community Leader with MADD for the Grande Prairie area says the change will save lives and prevent injuries on the road. "Our estimate, is that [...]

Calgary police begin mandatory alcohol screening at Checkstops

2018/12/18|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Edmonton Sun December 18, 2018 Calgary police are hoping new legislation that allows them to conduct breathalyzer tests without “reasonable suspicion” of impairment will lead to fewer drunk drivers on the road. The new law, as part of federal Bill C-46, Mandatory Alcohol Screening, came into effect Tuesday. It allows police officers carrying approved screening devices [...]

‘Tis the season

2018/12/10|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Lethbridge Herald December 10, 2018 The colours red and blue look gorgeous illuminated on a Christmas tree, but perhaps not so much on a police vehicle after a night of holiday revelry. And drivers who get into the spirits of Christmas a little too much this year can expect to see those blue and red [...]

Lethbridge police keeping eyes peeled for high drivers during the holidays

2018/12/10|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Global News December 10, 2018 Officers with the Lethbridge Police Service (LPS) had a busy weekend after holding a large-scale check stop Saturday night. Members of the Traffic Response Unit are used to asking drivers if they’ve had anything to drink or if there is alcohol in their vehicle, but this is going to be [...]