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MADD working with provincial government to reduce drunk driving rates

2016/10/05|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

REGINA LEADER-POST October 4, 2016 Sixteen. That was the number of 9-1-1 calls made to report the drunk driver who killed Danille Kerpan two years ago on Thanksgiving weekend. John Koch was driving down Highway 11 the wrong way for approximately 40 kilometres before he hit Kerpan’s vehicle near Bladworth. The closest RCMP officer working that night was on [...]

MADD and Sask. officials meet to talk impaired driving legislation

2016/10/04|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |

Global News October 4, 2016  Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada met with two Saskatchewan government ministers Tuesday to offer recommendations addressing impaired driving in the province. According to MADD Canada CEO, Andrew Murie, the meeting with Justice Minister Gordon Wyant and the minister responsible for SGI, Joe Hargrave, was the best he has experienced [...]

Grieving father ‘more angry’ with Don McMorris than woman who killed his family after drunk driving

2016/08/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

CBC August 9, 2016 Lou Van de Vorst still cannot believe the timing of former deputy premier Don McMorris' impaired driving charge. Van de Vorst lost his son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren to a drunk driver in January. Last month, a judge sent Catherine McKay to prison for 10 years. The Van de Vorsts died while McMorris was [...]

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 [...]