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MADD criticizes chief’s decision to reduce checkstops

2019/11/13|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Winnipeg Free Press November 13, 2019 Police Chief Danny Smyth announced the Winnipeg Police Service is making temporary changes to its workforce to staff downtown foot patrol units and address a backlog of homicides, including reassigning an undisclosed number of traffic officers to general and foot patrol duties. Advocates are warning about the dangers of [...]

Impaired drivers will lose their vehicles immediately under new sanctions

2019/11/07|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

CBC News November 7, 2019 Stronger, more timely consequences are coming for impaired drivers in Manitoba starting next month. Beginning Dec. 16, drivers will immediately lose their vehicles for registering a "warn" (a blood alcohol content of 0.05 to 0.079) on an approved screening device. The new immediate roadside prohibition also increases sanctions for drivers. A first [...]

Andrew Murie: British Columbians need ride-hailing option now

2019/07/05|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |

OPINION: Rather than focus on a specific licence class, MADD Canada encourages the provincial government to focus on other criteria that have direct road safety benefits MADD Canada is committed to working with stakeholders and governments to do everything possible to improve road safety in our communities. Despite stronger laws and increased public awareness, impaired [...]

New impaired driving rules will mean fewer roadside deaths, MADD Canada predicts

2018/12/17|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC December 17, 2018 Changes to impaired driving laws that come into force on Tuesday will reduce the number of people who die in crashes caused by drunk drivers, predicts the head of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada. "It's probably the most significant change in legislation around impaired driving since probably the breathalyzer was brought [...]

Should people charged with impaired driving be publicly shamed? Yes

2018/12/11|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Toronto Star Opinion – By Andrew Murie December 11, 2018 To read the supporting and opposing viewpoints, please visit: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/thebigdebate/2018/12/11/should-people-charged-with-impaired-driving-be-publicly-shamed-yes.html MADD Canada supports York Regional Police in its decision to publicly name people charged with impaired driving. Indeed, I thank them and other police services for their leadership and commitment as they strive to prevent impaired [...]

Oral test needed to nab pot-impaired drivers: MADD

2018/12/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Canoe December 9, 2018 Don’t expect to see a spike in the number of pot-impaired drivers busted by police until oral tests are used to catch stoned motorists, cautions the head of MADD Canada. Andrew Murie said most police forces have not purchased oral testing equipment for pot. “There has only been one oral fluid [...]

People not getting message about drunk driving: Cops

2018/12/02|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Toronto Sun December 2, 2018 There were eight arrests for impaired driving in York Region Sunday morning which shows people “aren’t getting the message,” according to police. The Sunday shift. from 12 a.m. – 6 a.m., saw seven drivers arrested for impaired driving and one issued a three-day suspension. In five of the alcohol-related cases [...]

MADD Canada Letter to BC Transportation Minister Trevena Regarding Ridesharing Legislation Correspondence

2018/11/23|Categories: Online Statement|Tags: , |

MADD Canada Letter to Minister Trevena Re Bill 55 - November 23 2018 (PDF)

‘Appalling’ number of impaired driving deaths on ATVs, snowmobiles, says MADD

2018/11/12|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Safety campaigns won't work without tougher penalties and enforcement, says Andrew Murie of MADD Canada CBC News Nov 12, 2018 The CEO of MADD Canada is calling for tougher legislation and increased enforcement to prevent impaired driving deaths on ATVs and snowmobiles. Only then, said Andrew Murie, will efforts to educate riders on safe driving make [...]

MADD Canada Appears Before Senate To Urge Passage Of Crucial Impaired Driving Laws

2018/03/01|Categories: National Media Release|Tags: , , , |

Oakville/Ontario – MADD Canada appears before the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs today to urge Senators to pass the most consequential piece of impaired driving legislation the country has seen in many years. Bill C-46 proposes the introduction of driving limits for cannabis and other drugs, new roadside testing devices to detect [...]