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Education Program Shows Prince Edward Island Students How Impaired Driving Puts All Their Tomorrows at Risk

2019/03/15|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Oakville, Ontario — MADD Canada and Prince Edward Island Liquor Control Commission (PEILCC) are teaming up on an education program to show Prince Edward Island students how ‘tomorrow’ can be taken away when someone makes the decision to drive impaired. MADD Canada’s 2018-2019 School Assembly Program, titled No Tomorrow, is a 45-minute film which begins [...]

‘Naive approach’ or ‘having an impact’?: Why P.E.I. jails drunk drivers

2018/03/15|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC March 12, 2018 It's docket day in provincial court in downtown Charlottetown. This is where most people charged with crimes on P.E.I. make their first appearance, and the courtroom is packed. On one side of the aisle there are a couple of dozen young people. It appears to be a class from high school, [...]

P.E.I. students warned about dangers of driving high

2018/03/07|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

CBC March 7, 2018 Just months before recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada, Mothers Against Drunk Driving is taking a new approach with its annual student education campaign — one focused on the dangers of pot-impaired driving. MADD's national president Patricia Hynes-Coates helped launch the campaign at Bluefield High School on Wednesday. It includes a [...]

P.E.I. students moved by powerful anti-impaired driving presentation

2018/03/07|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Jordan Gillis knew it was a bad idea to get into the car. The person offering to drive Jordan, 15, of Fredericton home had been smoking pot – plenty enough to impair his ability to drive safely. Jordan could simply have turned down the ride. He did not. The drive home took five or 10 [...]

PEI Students View MADD Canada’s Latest Anti-Impaired Driving Program

2018/03/07|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: , |

Hampshire, Prince Edward Island – Prince Edward Island students will see the tragic consequences of impaired driving during a powerful new education program being presented by MADD Canada through funding from the Prince Edward Island Liquor Control Commission (PEILCC). Road crashes are the number one cause of death among teens and young adults, and alcohol [...]

Summerside Police “Lace Up Red” To Support MADD Canada and Prevent Impaired Driving

2017/12/15|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Summerside, PE – Summerside Police will have a colourful new touch on their uniforms over the coming weeks as they ‘lace up red’ in support of MADD Canada’s Project Red Ribbon holiday awareness campaign. From now until the beginning of January, Summerside officers will be sporting MADD Canada’s signature red shoe laces on their boots. [...]

Reaffirm the value of human lives

2017/12/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

PEI Canada.com December 5, 2017 Mothers Against Drunk Driving clearly need more people in their camp as we barrel head-long into Christmas and New Years. MADD’s most recent campaign ‘Drive Safe-Drive Sober’ sees illuminated roadside signage plugged in at eight locations across the province - but the question remains, is it enough? In just one [...]

MADD kicks off annual Red Ribbon Campaign with something new

2017/11/15|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

PEI Canada.com November 15, 2017 Motorists across the province will probably be noticing a change in the scenery along certain parts of the highways over the holiday season. In coordination with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada, electronic signs are posted on various locations across the province, reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel [...]

P.E.I.’s stricter impaired driving penalties come into effect Saturday

2017/09/15|Categories: Article|Tags: |

The Guardian September 15, 2017 CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Penalties for impaired drivers in P.E.I. are getting stiffer starting Saturday. Amendments to the province’s Highway Traffic Act extend vehicle impoundments, increase some ignition interlock terms, add licence suspensions to a driving record and toughen rules for younger drivers. “Prince Edward Island has the highest conviction rate [...]

Mothers Against Drunk Drivers working on monument for P.E.I.

2017/07/23|Categories: Article|Tags: |

The Guardian July 23, 2017 CHARLOTTETOWN, P.EI. - A monument that honours Islanders killed by an impaired driver is in the works. Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s (MADD) Atlantic Canadian chapter is working with the four chapters in P.E.I. to have it in place by next May. They’re not saying where it will be located, but [...]