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Impaired Driving

Driving impaired is dangerous and a criminal offense. It is important to always plan to have a designated driver or plan to utilize public transportation to ensure a safe ride home. Keep yourself and others safe by choosing not to drive impaired!

What Is Impaired Driving?

Impaired driving is the act of operating or having care of a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol to the degree that mental and motor skills are impaired.

Who Does Impaired Driving Affect?

While young people are at a higher risk of impaired driving, no one is immune to impaired driving. Studies have shown that immaturity and inexperience are leading factors as to why young people are over represented in impaired driving accidents.

Impaired drivers not only put themselves at risk of accident or death they put other drivers and pedestrians at risk as well.

What is Considered a Motorized Vehicle?

A common misconception is that you will only be arrested and/or ticked for operating a motorized car or truck while driving impaired. Other motorized vehicles include: boats, ATV’s, motorcycles and snowmobiles. Every year there are many reported deaths involving these types of vehicles in which the driver was impaired.

Click here to find out the consequences of choosing to drive impaired in the Province of Manitoba including grounds for arrest and ticket fines.

What is CAA Doing in the Fight Against Impaired Driving?

Every year CAA takes part for one night in Operation Red Nose – a volunteer run initiative that offers Winnipeggers and their vehicles a safe ride home. CAA Manitoba staff and Members volunteer their time to assist Winnipeggers who have been out enjoying the holiday season festivities.

Click on the links below for additional information on impaired driving:

MADD Canada

Operation Red Nose 2016

Volunteer with us for CAA Night at Operation Red Nose!

Help us reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road this holiday season. Join CAA Manitoba staff and other Members for a fun evening full of games, prizes, food and fun! Encourage friends and family to volunteer!

CAA Night will be held in Winnipeg on.

Volunteers must be available from 7:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.

To volunteer, fill out the application form below and send it in to: media@caamanitoba.com

Operation Red Nose Application Form

Volunteer roles include:

  • Escort driver
  • Designated driver
  • Navigator

Operation Red Nose FAQ

Other communities requiring Operation Red Nose volunteers until:

  • Brandon
  • Flin Flon
  • Portage la Prairie
  • Gimli
  • The Pas
  • La Broquerie-Steinbach
  • Thompson