SOURCE: MADD Canada

MADD Canada

May 30, 2016 06:30 ET

MADD Canada Hosts Media Event in Ottawa to Discuss Drug-Impaired Driving and Show Oral Fluid Testing Technology for Drugs

OAKVILLE, ON--(Marketwired - May 30, 2016) - Drug-impaired driving is becoming an increasingly larger part of the overall impaired driving problem. In fact, the latest statistics show that drugs are more common than alcohol in fatal motor vehicle crashes.

In its analysis of the statistics, MADD Canada found there were 614 road fatalities where a driver had drugs present in their system, compared to 476 fatalities where a driver had alcohol in their system. (For more information, please see: Total Crash Deaths Involving Alcohol and/or Drugs in Canada, By Jurisdiction, 2012.)

MADD Canada will host a media event to discuss the problem of drug-impaired driving and exhibit oral fluid technology which should be adopted in Canada to better deter and prevent drug-impaired driving.

Date: Tuesday, May 31
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Diefenbaker Room - Radisson Hotel Ottawa - Parliament Hill, 402 Queen Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Subject: The increasing drug-impaired driving problem and an example of an oral fluid test to detect drugs.

The event is being held in conjunction with a series of meetings that MADD Canada volunteers are having with select Members of Parliament on May 31 to discuss the drug-impaired driving problem and the need for better roadside testing technology to detect drugs in drivers.

Contact Information

  • To RSVP or for more information, contact:
    Deb Kelly
    MADD Canada
    Communications Manager
    1-800-665-6233, ext. 240 / 416-995-8237
    dkelly@madd.ca