Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Prince Rupert's Youth have a message for Impaired Drivers

A sample of some of the art work from SD 52 students
to help spread the word to curtail impaired driving  on the North Coas

(photo from Prince Rupert RCMP)

A holiday project launched by School District 52 and the local liquor stores in Prince Rupert has helped to deliver a powerful message for those who may think about getting behind the wheel while impaired this holiday season.

Over the last few weeks, students from the elementary schools of SD52 picked up paper bags from area Liquor stores and used them to creatively send a message urging motorists not to drink and drive.

The bags were then retuned to the stores and used by Liquor store staff as a reminder for customers of the dangers of drinking and driving, distributing them with purchases over the last few weeks.

Sergeant Dave Uppal, the acting Officer in Charge of the Prince Rupert Detachment noted the positive nature of the project:

"It's a positive message that we want to get out to people over the Holidays, we are hoping that receiving one of these bags will promote safe driving habits"

You can review more background to the student's efforts here.

As they holiday season continues, residents of the North Coast are reminded that the Prince Rupert detachment will be proactive in their approach to addressing impaired driving, having already conducted a number of road stop checks in recent weeks.

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