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Make The Last Long Weekend of Summer A Safe One – Drive, Ride and Boat Sober

by MADD Canada

Oakville, Ontario – As Canadians gear up for the Labour Day holiday weekend, MADD Canada is urging everyone to keep roads, trails and waterways safe by never driving or riding impaired. “We wish everyone a happy and safe Labour Day weekend,” said MADD Canada National President Jaymie-Lyne Hancock. “However you are celebrating it, please do… Continue reading Make The Last Long Weekend of Summer A Safe One – Drive, Ride and Boat Sober

MADD Canada and Gigit Community Step Out Together for First-Ever Virtual Strides for Change Event

by MADD Canada

Oakville, Ontario – MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) has partnered with Gigit Community to power their annual Strides for Change event this September 2020. This year marks the first time that this major fundraising initiative for the national Canadian non-profit organization will be held as a virtual walk/run/wheelchair event. “This is a major fundraising… Continue reading MADD Canada and Gigit Community Step Out Together for First-Ever Virtual Strides for Change Event

Keep Roads Safe This Canada Day – Plan Ahead For A Sober Ride Home

by MADD Canada

Oakville, Ontario – Canada Day celebrations may look a little different this year as much of the country still has COVID-19 related restrictions on large gatherings, but MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are urging everyone to remain vigilant about impaired driving and do their part to keep roads and highways safe.  “As… Continue reading Keep Roads Safe This Canada Day – Plan Ahead For A Sober Ride Home

Outdated, Incomplete Impaired Driving Stats Hinder Evaluation of Legislation and Policies Aimed at Reducing Impaired Driving Crash Deaths and Injuries

by MADD Canada

Oakville, Ontario – The availability of reasonably current data on impaired driving is crucial to identifying trends, evaluating legislative and policy measures, and developing new prevention strategies. Yet, the most recent Canadian data on impairment-related crashes, deaths and injuries is five years out-of-date.  “The most recent Canadian statistics on impairment-related crash deaths and injuries are… Continue reading Outdated, Incomplete Impaired Driving Stats Hinder Evaluation of Legislation and Policies Aimed at Reducing Impaired Driving Crash Deaths and Injuries

MADD Canada Report Outlines Federal Measures Required To Address Impaired Driving And Support Victims/Survivors

by MADD Canada

Oakville, Ontario – MADD Canada’s newly-released federal policy report recommends new measures the Canadian government should adopt to further address the impaired driving problem and better support victims and survivors of this violent crime.  The Top 10 Report: Federal Measures to Minimize Impaired Driving and Support Victims outlines 10 key legislative and policy recommendations.  “Changes… Continue reading MADD Canada Report Outlines Federal Measures Required To Address Impaired Driving And Support Victims/Survivors

New MADD Canada Report Urges Provinces/Territories To Do More To Prevent Impaired Driving

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Oakville, Ontario – A new report from MADD Canada is calling on provinces and territories to strengthen legislative and policy measures to prevent impaired driving and to better support victims and survivors.  The Top 10 Report: Provincial and Territorial Measures to Minimize Impaired Driving and Support Victims provides each province and territory with an individualized… Continue reading New MADD Canada Report Urges Provinces/Territories To Do More To Prevent Impaired Driving

Don’t Test Your Luck By Driving Impaired – Plan A Sober Ride Home From St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

by MADD Canada

Oakville, Ontario – If you are getting an early start to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on the weekend, MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are asking you to rely on good planning, not good luck, to get home safely. “A tragic crash is the last thing on anyone’s mind as they celebrate… Continue reading Don’t Test Your Luck By Driving Impaired – Plan A Sober Ride Home From St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

Make Sure No Hearts Are Broken This Valentine’s Day – Plan Ahead For A Sober Ride Home

by MADD Canada

(Oakville, Ontario) – If you are headed out for a night on the town with your special someone to celebrate Valentine’s Day, MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are asking you to make a sober ride part of the plan. “We hope everyone has a very special Valentine’s Day,” said MADD Canada National… Continue reading Make Sure No Hearts Are Broken This Valentine’s Day – Plan Ahead For A Sober Ride Home

In-Vehicle Testing Has The Power To End Impaired Driving; MADD Canada Wants 100% Of Canadians To Support It

by MADD Canada

Oakville, Ontario – While a recent survey shows more than three-quarters of Canadians favour the addition of testing technology in vehicles to prevent impaired driving, MADD Canada and its new National President are striving for 100% support. In a survey of 1,001 Canadians, conducted by Ipsos in late January, 785 (78%) said they would be… Continue reading In-Vehicle Testing Has The Power To End Impaired Driving; MADD Canada Wants 100% Of Canadians To Support It

A Sober Driver Will Be Your MVP This Super Bowl Weekend

by MADD Canada

Oakville, Ontario – MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are asking Canadians to make the winning play before this weekend’s Super Bowl festivities begin by planning ahead for a sober ride home. “Everyone is on the same team when it comes to keeping roads safe,” said MADD Canada Chief Executive Officer Andrew Murie.… Continue reading A Sober Driver Will Be Your MVP This Super Bowl Weekend