McLellan report flags serious concerns with marijuana impaired driving, CAA says

Saint John, NB

December 14, 2016

Yesterday’s release of the McLellan task force report on marijuana legalization confirms there is urgent work to be done to implement a system that will keep Canadians safe on the road, says the Canadian Automobile Association.

The report flagged drug-impaired driving as a major concern and said several issues must be tackled urgently in advance of legalization, including public education, better funding for law enforcement, and more research on technology to detect impairment and on the effects of the drug.

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Travel Tips for Winter Weather

Saint John, NB

November 28, 2016

 As winter weather arrives in Atlantic Canada, CAA is reminding motorists that it’s best to proactively prepare for winter driving.

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CAA Atlantic Encourages Motorists to Slow Down, Move Over

November 7th, 2016

Saint John, NB

CAA Atlantic would like to remind motorists to slow down, and move over for emergency responders and service vehicle operators at work on the side of the road.

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Canadians Worried Roads Will Be Unsafe When Marijuana Legalized

SAINT JOHN, NB – Almost two thirds of Canadians are concerned that roads will become more dangerous with the legalization of marijuana, says a poll released by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) today.

“We need to make sure that road safety is a top priority as marijuana is legalized,” said Gary Howard, Vice President of Communications, CAA Atlantic. “This is clearly a key issue for Canadians, and they are right to be worried.”

The CAA poll found 63 per cent of Canadians worry road safety will decline when marijuana is legalized.

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Travel Tips for Winter Weather

December 11, 2015 – Saint John, NB – As winter weather arrives in Atlantic Canada, CAA (Atlantic) is reminding motorists that it’s best to proactively prepare for winter driving.

“As Atlantic Canadians know, this is a time of year when roads can become dangerous quickly and without warning, but taking precautions ahead of time can help make conditions safer for everyone on the road,” says Gary Howard, Vice President of Communications for CAA (Atlantic).

CAA (Atlantic) encourages drivers to remember the following tips while on the road this winter:

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What’s Your Worst Road?

 

April 8, 2015 – Saint John, N.B. – CAA (Atlantic) is asking Atlantic Canadians to have their say on the region’s Worst Roads. The fifth annual Worst Roads campaign launched last week, and more than 2,200 votes have already been cast. The campaign is running through to April 17, 2015.

To date the top ten leading Worst Roads in the region are:

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CAA Launches Worst Roads Campaign in Atlantic Canada

March 23, 2015 – Saint John, N.B. – CAA (Atlantic) is asking Atlantic Canadians to cast their vote for the region’s Worst Roads. The fifth annual Worst Roads campaign launches today and will run until April 17, 2015; every road in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador is eligible to be named a Worst Road.

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Share the Road

 

February 26, 2015 – Saint John, N.B. – With some parts of Atlantic Canada reaching record amounts of snowfall in recent weeks, CAA (Atlantic) is reminding motorists to exercise caution and work together to create and ensure safe driving conditions, in spite of the weather.

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Canadians starting to get the message about texting and driving

February 6, 2015, Saint John, N.B. – Almost all Canadians agree that texting while driving is unacceptable, but they’re still doing it in significant numbers, according to new poll results from the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA).

The poll found that 90% of Canadians say texting while driving is socially unacceptable.

“We still need to close that gap between belief and behavior,” says Gary Howard, Vice President of Communications at CAA (Atlantic). “But we are on the right track”.

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CAA and Halifax Regional Police hosting Road Safety Check on South Park Street

Halifax, NS – CAA (Atlantic) and the Halifax Regional Police Department will be hosting a Road Safety Check on September 17, from 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

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