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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 [...]

MADD manager says legalization of marijuana is going to create significant issues

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

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.EI. - Police need more powers to battle impaired drivers, says Susan MacAskill. The regional manager of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) says the legalization of marijuana next year is going to create a whole new challenge for law enforcement, and governments need to act soon. “Our federal government needs to have legislative framework [...]

Mother describes how death of her daughter changed the lives of her family forever

2017/05/24|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Journal Pioneer May 18, 2017 O’LEARY -- In September, 2012, Trudy Betts, witnessed a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada white cross erected at the spot where her daughter, Wendy, lost her life 19 years earlier.   “Even though it is a tragic reminder of a life that was lost, it is also a beautiful [...]

MADD West Prince holding provincial candlelight vigil

2017/05/16|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Journal Pioneer May 16, 2017 O’LEARY -- There are two special reasons why MADD Prince Edward Island holds an annual candlelight vigil of hope and remembrance for P.E.I victims of impaired driving says Trudy Betts, Vice President of MADD’s West Prince Chapter: “To honour our loved ones and try to make a difference.” The West [...]

MADD informs the public about the dangers of drinking and driving

2016/11/22|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

peicanada.com November 22, 2016 Edna Gallant believes it’s about time people get the message how dangerous drinking and driving is. Ms Gallant has been a volunteer with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for over eight years. She was one of many (MADD) members who hosted a Red Ribbon Launch, open house at the O’Leary Community [...]

VIDEO: Project Red Ribbon – CTV Morning Live Atlantic Region

2016/11/03|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: , , , |

CTV Morning Live – Atlantic Region November 1, 2016 Video Link: http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=984569&binId=1.1145745&playlistPageNum=1  

West Prince MADD chapter holds open house

2016/03/02|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

West Prince Graphic March 2, 2016 Eleven-year-old Jasmyn Coughlin knows what it is like to lose a loved one to a drunk driver. “My stepfather was killed by a drunk driver,” said the O’Leary Elementary School student during a recent open house held by the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers West Prince chapter. Ms Coughlin has [...]

Program encourages people to report impaired boaters on P.E.I. waterways

2015/11/02|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: , |

The Guardian Published on November 02, 2015 The Departments of Justice, Public Safety and Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy, have joined forces with the RCMP and MADD Canada to bringing the Call 911 message to the waterways of P.E.I. The purpose of this initiative is to highlight the dangers of impaired boating and to encourage the [...]