MADD Canada

MADD Canada

June 24, 2008 11:09 ET

"What's Wrong with this Picture?" asks MADD Canada

Open Letter / Letter to the Editor from MADD Canada's CEO

Attention: News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor OAKVILLE, ONTARIO --(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Too many New Brunswick teenagers are being killed and injured in road crashes. Over the past ten days, two teens have been killed and 13 injured in road crashes. A parent's worst nightmare is having to bury their teenager or having to care for their teenager's daily needs for the rest of their lives.

Teenagers often say to me, "We're not the problem". A reality check in fact shows that teenage drivers, as a percentage of licensed drivers, are the most likely group to end up in a road crash that results in a fatality or injury.

MADD Canada applauds the New Brunswick government for stepping up to the plate and approving a tough graduated licensing program to stop this needless carnage on New Brunswick roads. The New Brunswick Liquor Corporation has produced a hard reality look at the impacts of drinking and driving, with Paul's story: www.hekilledmyfriends.com.

Hopefully teenagers will do a hard reality check this summer before getting behind the wheel of a motorized vehicle.

Andrew Murie
Chief Executive Officer
MADD Canada
IN: JUSTICE, POLITICS, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Andrew Murie, CEO
    Primary Phone: 800-665-6233 ext. 224
    E-mail: amurie@madd.ca