'Appalling' number of impaired driving deaths on ATVs, snowmobiles, says MADD

November 12th, 2018

Safety campaigns won't work without tougher penalties and enforcement, says Andrew Murie of MADD Canada

A CBC News investigation that looked into 178 deaths on ATVs and snowmobiles in Atlantic Canada since 2012 found that 44 per cent of fatalities involved drug or alcohol impairment. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)

The CEO of MADD Canada is calling for tougher legislation and increased enforcement to prevent impaired driving deaths on ATVs and snowmobiles.

Only then, said Andrew Murie, will efforts to educate riders on safe driving make a difference.

"Education in itself has very limited success," he said. "That's been proven globally."

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Posted on November 12th, 2018