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New School Year Begins with Powerful Sober Driving Message from MADD Canada

2019/09/06|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: , |

Oakville, Ontario — MADD Canada debuts its latest School Assembly Program for Ontario students this week, launching a province-wide tour to engage youth in a conversation about the dangers of impaired driving and the ways they can prevent it. The 2019-2020 School Assembly Program, titled Over the Edge, is being delivered to Ontario students in [...]

‘Ride for Cody’ pushes for tougher impaired driving penalties

2019/09/01|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CTV Kitchener September 1, 2019 Friends and family of Cody Andrews are working to increase the severity of punishment for convicted impaired drivers. The 23-year-old New Hamburg man was one of two killed in a crash on Sept. 8, 2016. “His presence is not here anymore,” said father Dave Andrews. “There are no Christmases, no [...]

Riders remember Berardi

2019/07/29|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Chronicle Journal July 29, 2019 The memory of Nicholas Berardi was alive with the roar of about 120 motorcycles on Sunday. The 28-year-old was on his motorcycle two years ago when he was killed in a collision with a truck at the intersection of Dog Lake Road and Kam Current Road in Gorham Township. The [...]

New road signs enhance MADD campaign

2019/06/13|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

Blackburn News June 13, 2019 You may start seeing some new road signs as you travel Windsor-Essex’s highways. Those signs are part of a campaign to encourage drivers to use the 911 system to report drivers that they believe are operating while impaired. It was launched Thursday morning during a media event at Caesars Windsor. [...]

New road signage targeting impaired drivers coming to Windsor-Essex County

2019/06/13|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

Windsor Star June 13, 2019 Some new roadside scenery is coming to Windsor-Essex County that empowers drivers to help keep roads safe. Caesars Windsor Cares donated $12,750 to MADD Canada’s Campaign 911 — an initiative that uses signs to encourage people to alert police of suspected impaired drivers. When the campaign first started in 2008, [...]

Citizen calls 9-1-1 after watching vehicle collide with parked car, pole

2019/06/03|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: , |

NewmarketToday Staff June 3, 2019 NEWS RELEASE YORK REGIONAL POLICE ************************* York Regional Police has charged 27 drivers over the past week with impaired-related criminal driving offences. In one of the incidents which occurred on Friday, May 31, 2019, shortly before 3 p.m., York Regional Police received a call to 9-1-1 from a concerned citizen [...]

Windsor drivers getting message about drunk driving: MADD

2019/05/20|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CTV Windsor May 20, 2019 Windsor police screened 300 drivers during the long weekend and didn’t find one impaired. The RIDE program was held in the city at two locations Friday night heading into Saturday. The community leader of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Windsor was pleased with the outcome. Chaouki Hamka says impaired driving [...]

The time is now to get involved in annual MADD event

2019/04/26|Categories: Article|Tags: |

My Timmins Now April 26, 2019 The event is a month away, but now is a good time to start collecting pledges for the annual Strides for Change walk on June 1st. It’s a project of the MADD Canada chapter that covers Timmins, Cochrane and Iroquois Falls. Media coordinator Amy St. Amour says it’s held [...]

Windsor-Essex students getting lesson on impaired driving

2019/04/26|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CTV Windsor April 26, 2019 Hundreds of students across Windsor-Essex are getting a lesson on impaired driving. The Mothers Against Drunk Driving bus has been visiting several schools in the region this week, teaching students from Grades 4 to 6 about the impact of driving impaired by alcohol or drugs. In the bus, students watch [...]

VR teaches kids about the dangers of drunk driving

2019/04/25|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

CBC April 25, 2019 Kids in Grades 4-6 are getting a different kind of education this week. Ontario Provincial Police and Mothers Against Drunk Driving are teaching them about the risks associated when you mix alcohol, drugs and driving. The program is called 'SmartWheels' and uses virtual reality to teach students across Ontario in a [...]