MADD Kimberley Campaign 911

It's alright to call 911 if you suspect a drunk driver

Katryna Sigurdson of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers visited Kimberley City Council this week, looking for support for MADD’s Campaign 911. Sigurdson would like Council’s support in placing signs around Kimberley in the spring encouraging people to call 911 if they suspect an impaired driver.

“We just want people to know that it’s okay to do that,” Sigurdson told Council. “We’d like to put large, visible signs in key areas around town. We want to educate the public to recognize impaired drivers. The more calls that come in, the fewer impaired drivers on the roads.”

All costs of the signs will be covered by MADD, they will just consult with the City and the RCMP on the best locations for them.

While Sigurdson says there is always the chance that an observer may be wrong about a driver being impaired, it is a momentary inconvenience, and the call is worth it if a drunk driver is stopped.

She shared ten signs of a possible 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

If You Observe a Potential Impaired Driver

Call 911

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

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