Swift Cur­rent’s SADD raise aware­ness to im­paired driv­ing

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - NEWS - By Matthew Lieben­berg mlieben­[email protected]­t.com

The Stu­dents Against Drink­ing and Driv­ing (SADD) chap­ter at Swift Cur­rent Com­pre­hen­sive High School (SCCHS) car­ried out var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing Pro­vin­cial Im­paired Driv­ing Aware­ness Week, which was pro­claimed for March 8-14 by the City of Swift Cur­rent, to cre­ate aware­ness about the con­se­quences of im­paired driv­ing on fam­i­lies, friends and the com­mu­nity.

Chap­ter mem­bers started the week by plac­ing 22 car­na­tions on lock­ers in the school to rep­re­sent the num­ber of an­nual deaths in the prov­ince due to im­paired driv­ing.

They at­tached red rib­bons, each with a note about SADD, to ve­hi­cles of stu­dents and teach­ers in the school park­ing lot, March 10. Red rib­bons serve as a visual re­minder to make re­spon­si­ble choices and to avoid driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence.

The SADD chap­ter mem­bers also vis­ited the Swift Cur­rent RCMP de­tach­ment on March 11 to at­tach red rib­bons to po­lice ve­hi­cles.

Rib­bons were at­tached to a to­tal of 10 po­lice ve­hi­cles used by the Swift Cur­rent city and ru­ral de­tach­ments. By do­ing this the stu­dents met a chal­lenge is­sued last fall by re­tired po­lice of­fi­cer Shel­don Hamm at the pro­vin­cial SADD con­fer­ence, when he chal­lenged con­fer­ence par­tic­i­pants to put red rib­bons on ev­ery po­lice ve­hi­cle in their com­mu­nity.

Photo by Matthew Lieben­berg

Grade 12 stu­dent Sam Maya at­taches a red rib­bon to the an­tenna of a po­lice ve­hi­cle at the Swift Cur­rent RCMP city de­tach­ment while RCMP school li­ai­son of­fi­cer Const. Tony Curti looks on, March 11.

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