Report impaired driving. Call 911.
Campaign 911 is a Canada-wide campaign to encourage and empower the Canadian public to report suspected impaired driving by calling 911.
Impaired driving is the #1 cause of criminal death in Canada and, yet, every impaired driving crash is preventable. By calling 911 and reporting suspected impaired drivers to police, all Canadians can play a role in keeping our roads and waterways safe and in reducing impaired driving crashes, deaths and injuries.
Join Campaign 911 today! Contact MADD Canada and review our campaign materials to learn how.
Signs of Impaired Driving and What to Do
10 Possible Signs of an Impaired Driver:
- Driving unreasonably fast, slow or at an inconsistent speed
- Drifting in and out of lanes
- Tailgating and changing lanes frequently
- Making exceptionally wide turns
- Changing lanes or passing without sufficient clearance
- Overshooting or stopping well before stop signs or stop lights
- Disregarding signals and lights
- Approaching signals or leaving intersections too quickly or slowly
- Driving without headlights, failing to lower high beams or leaving turn signals on
- Driving with windows open in cold or inclement weather
ALWAYS MAINTAIN A SAFE DISTANCE FROM ANY DRIVER YOU SUSPECT MIGHT BE IMPAIRED. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEATBELT.
What To Do If You Observe a Potential Impaired Driver
- Call 911 (If you are driving, pull over first if you can safely do so)
- State your location
- Vehicle description
- Licence plate number of vehicle
- Colour of vehicle
- Make and model of vehicle
- Direction of travel for the vehicle
- Description of driver
- Please observe all safety rules
- Keep your distance from the impaired driver
- Wear your seatbelt
- Use extreme caution when using a cellular phone to call 911
- Police officers are trained specialists, let them do their job
- Never try to apprehend the impaired driver yourself
Here is a picture with 10 possible signs of an impaired driver. Feel free to save a copy to your phone and help do your part. Call 911.