MADD Spokesperson says Impaired Driving Is 100 Per Cent Preventable

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 12:53 PM

Three minor car collisions in Greater Moncton on St. Patrick's Day have led to the arrest of three women, who are facing charges of impaired driving.

One collision involved parked cars, in another a pedestrian was hit and suffered minor injuries.

A Spokesperson for the Atlantic Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, says there is absolutely no excuse in this day and age, for getting behind the wheel of a car, after drinking.

Susan Macaskill says there are so many options to getting home safely, after a night of celebration.

You can call a cab, have a designated driver, plan to stay overnight, take the bus, or have someone pick you up, but Macaskill says even with all of those options, "This still remains the number one criminal cause of death in our country.  It is three times higher than homicide and impaired driving incidents are 100 per cent preventable."

She says it's certainly very alarming that people are still taking the risks, but the most recent stats they have, show that on average, four people die everyday, and 175 people are injured in impaired driving crashes across the country.