A pending bill in the Senate of Canada, Bill C-46, is being held up by legislators. The bill proposes new anti-impaired driving measures, which is why Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada is not happy about the delay. Bill C-46: Finally Tackling Cannabis Marijuana is one of the subjects … [Read more...] about MADD Canada is Mad About Delayed Impaired Driving Law
First, the facts: road crashes kill more 16 to 25-year-old Canadians than anything else. And alcohol and drugs are a factor in more than half of those crashes. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada is dedicated to lowering the number of alcohol-related crashes in the country. That can’t be … [Read more...] about MADD SmartWheels is Rolling Through Ontario
Saskatchewan has a long list of victims of impaired driving, and there’s no shortage of drunk driving stories coming out of the province every month. Because it’s such a widespread problem and there have been so many lives lost at the hands of Saskatchewan drunk drivers, the local chapter of … [Read more...] about MADD Saskatchewan Wants Victims Of Impaired Driving Memorialized
No one has taken a stronger stand against drunk driving than Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and they haven’t had to fight the battle alone. They regularly join forces with law enforcement campaigns and other organizations who are just as opposed to drunk driving as they are, and Uber is the … [Read more...] about Uber And MADD Partner To Stop Drunk Driving In Canada
It’s been a few years since Statistics Canada has released data on impaired driving, but a report they released just last week could raise a few eyebrows when it comes to the impact drug-impaired drivers are making on the country. Long story short, Statistics Canada’s data shows that … [Read more...] about Drug-Impaired Drivers Getting Off Easy In Canada
It’s not every day that a holiday anti-drunk driving campaign kicks off in front of funeral home, but that’s the spot Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) choose to kick off a chapter of their annual Red Ribbon Campaign in Windsor, Ontario. In Toronto, they stood united in front of the police … [Read more...] about MADD launches Annual Project Red Ribbon Campaign
By now, almost everyone has heard of ignition interlocks. Thanks to anti-drunk driving groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and lawmakers who support them, ignition interlocks have become one of the best tools the country can use to stop drunk drivers. How do ignition interlocks … [Read more...] about What You Need To Know About Ignition Interlocks In Canada
Many things in Saskatchewan are going well, but one thing is not: the province still leads Canada in drunk driving. The government is committed to fixing that situation, however, and is planning to introduce new measures in the fall session. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada has … [Read more...] about MADD to SK: Zero Tolerance for Elected Officials Who Drive Drunk
Monuments, though they commemorate the dead, are for the living. They allow the living to remember, mourn, and sometimes teach us all a lesson. That is part of the idea of a new memorial being planned in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The monument will honour Manitobans killed in drunk driving … [Read more...] about Manitoba to Build Monument to Drunk Driving Victims
When Prime Minister Trudeau was elected in 2015, one of his platforms was the legalization of marijuana. Although several US states have either legalized the drug or are on their way to legalization, there are strong opponents of this potential new law in Canada. With the legislation being … [Read more...] about MADD Responds To Possibility Of Legalization Of Marijuana
With the possibility of the government legalizing marijuana, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about drug-impaired drivers lately. With the cannabis breathalyzer still in the preliminary stages and saliva testing only a remote possibility, police are spending time boosting their skills so they … [Read more...] about Police Put A Focus On Drug-Impaired Drivers
Marco Muzzo and Blaine Taypotat live in different provinces but they have a lot in common. Both are drunk drivers who crashed while well over the legal limit, and both killed people in the process. Both also received similar jail sentences, with a decade for Muzzo and 9 ½ years for Taypotat. The … [Read more...] about MADD’s Own Recommendations For Impaired Driving Causing Death
It’s hard for families of impaired driving victims to find a way to honour their loved one, but MADD is there to lend a helping hand. Along with offering support services, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in Manitoba wants to make sure these victims will never be forgotten. MADD Manitoba has … [Read more...] about Monument To Impaired Driving Victims Going Up In Manitoba
The world of anti-impaired driving activism is a tumultuous one. We hear about debates, calls for legislation, expressions of outrage and anger from victims and their advocates. Once in a while – once a year, in fact – comes a time for quiet tribute. In Canada, that’s the National Candlelight … [Read more...] about A Time of Remembrance for Some Impaired Driving Victims. A Place of Hope and Support for Others.
When people make the choice to drink and drive, they’re either not thinking about the consequences or they feel their current circumstances justify the decision to get behind the wheel. From not wanting to leave a car in a parking lot overnight to thinking they weren’t ‘that drunk,’ the excuses are … [Read more...] about Isn’t It Time You Got The Ride App?
If you’re in or around Toronto this June 5th, plan for a bit of exercise. And expect to do a bit of good for your fellow citizens as well. You’ll be donning a pair of trainers and running (or walking) a very reasonable 5 kilometres – while being sponsored by your friends and family who are as public … [Read more...] about Registration Now Open for Toronto Strides for Change 5km Walk & Run
Next month New Brunswick’s provincial government will be making an important decision: whether to put into the Motor Vehicle Act an ignition interlock amendment that makes the devices mandatory for all drunk drivers. Ignition interlocks prevent a vehicle from starting if the driver has been … [Read more...] about New Brunswick Ignition Interlock Amendment Would Raise Province’s “F” Grade
Privatization of liquor stores happens on a province by province basis, but it’s safe to say it’s one of the concerns Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) deals with each and every time a major election comes up. With an election looming in 2016, the Manitoba Liberal party is the latest group to … [Read more...] about MADD Not Impressed With Privatization Of Liquor Plans In Manitoba
You might already be seeing them if you’re driving just about anywhere in Canada: red ribbons tied on grilles, on rear-view mirrors, bumpers or door handles. The ribbons are being distributed by MADD, and they’re a reminder to all motorists: please drive sober this holiday season. Project Red … [Read more...] about Project Red Ribbon Kicks off to Promote Sober Driving This Holiday Season
It’s a sad fact that doesn’t seem to change: car crashes are the leading cause of death among 16 – 25 year olds. Half of those are due to alcohol. The facts are stubborn, but MADD Canada and LCBO are determined to change things. That’s why they’re taking their 2015-2016 school assembly program on … [Read more...] about MADD Canada and LCBO Bring Sober Driving Message to Ontario Schools
The RIDE (Reduced Impaired Driving Everywhere) program is one of the best ways Waterloo, Ontario police stop drunk drivers. In 2012 there were over 41,000 vehicles checked for potential drunk drivers thanks to the RIDE program, so there’s no question it is a success for the police. Unfortunately … [Read more...] about Fewer RIDE Programs, More Impaired Driving Arrests
Drive-thru fast food restaurants are a dime a dozen in Canadian cities, but drive-thru liquor stores have always been few and far between. That’s why the expansion of Ontario’s Beer Store is worrying Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). MADD feels the expansion of the drive-thru stores to … [Read more...] about Will Drive-Thru Beer Stores Promote Impaired Driving In Ontario?
Canada's provinces are clearly learning to deal with drunk driving, but according to MADD, the best province is a C+ student, and four are flunking out. Deaths due to impaired driving are on the downturn in Canada. But according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada, the provinces aren't … [Read more...] about MADD Canada Gives Provinces Bad Grades on Drunk Driving Prevention
Prince Edward Island (P.E.I) may be tiny, but the province has had a big impaired driving problem for years. After Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) published their yearly report card in 2012 and called P.E.I out for having one of the most horrible impaired driving records in the country, the … [Read more...] about Has P.E.I Stepped Up The Fight Against Drunk Driving?
Drunk driving is a serious topic to think about day after day, so it's important to have a good laugh once in a while. MADD Ottawa agrees. They’ve teamed up with IPromiseMom.com to present a night of comedy in Ottawa on June 22. The proceeds will go towards raising awareness of the dangers of … [Read more...] about For One Night, Drunk Driving is a Laughing Matter in Ottawa
It might be April Fool’s Day today, but this announcement was no joke – more Canadians may soon be seeing wine and beer sold in grocery stores. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) came out in support of the move, but they want to be clear they don’t want to see unrestricted alcohol sales alongside … [Read more...] about MADD Says OK To Beer And Wine Sales In Ontario Grocery Stores
There’s no shortage of articles about Uber and its connection with efforts to reduce drunk driving. Since the UberX service debuted in 2012, the company has actively promoted itself as an alternative to a dangerous drunken ride home. While MADD in the USA has embraced the company and its claims, … [Read more...] about MADD Not Ready to Give Uber a Free Ride
In Canada you can vote when you turn 18, and you have the option to legally head out to bars or nightclubs and drink alcohol when you turn 19. But for young people in the country, turning the magical age of 19 doesn’t mean the restrictions are over. Zero tolerance laws prevent anyone under the … [Read more...] about Zero Tolerance Is Here To Stay
Almost every one has their roster of Christmas movies and TV shows they must watch every year. There is Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and Miracle on 34th street, but out of all of the Christmas movies, A Christmas Story ranks high on people’s list of favourites. Out of all of … [Read more...] about Check Out This Christmas Drunk Driving PSA From MADD
In Canada, the fight against drunk driving has been going on for decades. Although there were provincial anti-drinking and driving groups in the early 1980’s, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada was formed in 1989 with the goal of supporting victims and educating the public on the dangers of … [Read more...] about MADD’s Classic Glasses PSA Gets Rewound