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Canada ranks first in driving deaths linked to alcohol

2016/07/12|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Radio Canada CBC Tuesday 12 July, 2016 Among 19 rich countries, Canada has the highest percentage of road deaths caused by alcohol impairment, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Overall, road fatalities are down in Canada, but 34 per cent of them are related to drinking. That makes it the biggest cause of [...]

Canada’s drunk-driving death rate worst among wealthy countries, U.S. study finds

2016/07/12|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

National Post July 12, 2016 Despite years of public messaging about the dangers of drinking and driving, Canada ranks No. 1 among 19 wealthy countries for percentage of roadway deaths linked to alcohol impairment, according to a new study. The finding by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control should serve as a warning to lawmakers [...]

In the Blink of an Eye shows horrific consequences of impaired driving during Oakville premiere

2016/06/16|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

Oakville Beaver June 16 2016 The terrible consequences of impaired driving and the shattering impact it has on the families of its victims was made clear in a MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Canada video, which was launched at the Silvercity Oakville theatre Wednesday. The video, titled “In the Blink of an Eye,” was filmed [...]

MADD pushes for new tools to test for drugged-driving

2016/06/01|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

OTTAWA CITIZEN Jun 1, 2016 Police will need better tools to catch impaired drivers if Parliament is going to legalize marijuana, the country’s leading safe-driving group said Tuesday. MADD Canada had a series of meeting with new members of Parliament to discuss what it calls the need to implement better roadside testing technology, before legislation to legalize [...]

Drug-Impaired Driving Problem Will Worsen Without New Roadside Testing Measures, MADD Canada Warns Members of Parliament

2016/05/31|Categories: National Media Release|Tags: , , |

Organization’s volunteers meet with MPs to emphasize crucial and growing need for new tests to detect drug-impaired drivers. Oakville, Ontario – With drug-impaired driving rates already on the rise and with the legalization of marijuana on the horizon, the need for better testing measures for drugged drivers is greater than ever. MADD Canada representatives will [...]

Legal adjustments can save lives: MADD

2016/05/24|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

MADD’s message is simple: ‘Make these changes and you’ll be saving a lot of lives in Newfoundland and Labrador.’ That message was delivered to most of the Liberal caucus recently by Andrew Murie, CEO of MADD — Mother’s Against Drunk Driving. The organization proposes three legislative adjustments MADD says have had “a huge effect” on [...]

DOUBLE the number of impaired drivers picked up this year compared to last OPP charged 180 people over the long weekend compared to 94 in 2015

2016/05/24|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

It seems to be an on-going theme. Almost weekly, police have been dealing with spikes in the number of people charged with impaired driving. Just this past long weekend, the OPP said they charged double the number of people they did the year before. 180 people were charged over the Victoria Day weekend, compared to [...]

MADD asks for better drug-driving tools for police

2016/01/24|Categories: Article, Mandatory Breath Screening|Tags: , , , |

News Talk 770 January 24, 2016 A call for police to get better tools in the fight against impaired-by-drug driving. MADD Canada has commissioned a new paper, examining the availability and accuracy of roadside oral fluid testing for drugs. CEO Andrew Murie says the current system for tests is exhaustive, and it could get worse [...]

A car that knows you’ve been drinking? We’re closer than you think

2015/10/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

Hamilton Spectator October 9, 2015 While driverless cars could make drunk driving obsolete, there are other technologies in the works to curb the deadly occurrence. Ignition interlock devices are already in use across the province for those convicted of an impaired driving charge. The machine is a breathalyzer-type device installed in a car of first-time [...]