SADD encouraging people to drive safe

By Charles Lefebvre
October 19, 2018 - 5:36pm Updated: October 19, 2018 - 7:18pm

 

MEDICINE HAT, AB — Students at Crescent Heights High School spent part of their afternoon sharing an important message of safety to drivers.

Members of Students Against Drinking and Driving gathered along Maple Avenue near the fire station on Friday, holding signs to warn drivers about the dangers of impaired driving, driving while high and distracted driving.

Abby Sauers, president of the club, says they want to ensure people make smart choices before they get behind the wheel.

“(We want to have people understand) how destructive it can be, and even just smoking weed, texting, drinking, how everything can have a big impact on students and their families,” she said.

Sauers says its a message that students at her high school seem to understand.

“I personally have a lot of friends who, if they’re out drinking, they’ll call me, they’ll be making sure that they’re getting home safely,” she said.

Sauers says texting and driving has become a strong focus with SADD in recent years, alongside drinking and driving.

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