MADD Kimberley is hoping local students realize the dangers of drunk driving can hit close to home.
Community leader Katryna Sigurdson is presenting an educational program called the Pact to Selkirk Secondary Wednesday afternoon.
Sigurdson says the video includes an East Kootenay family whose life was changed after a collision near Skookumchuck.
“Last year, we had a person who was in a crash in the area. This year, we have her Mom on it as well,” Sigurdson says. “So its just telling their story about what happened to them and what they’ve gone through and what they are still going through.”
The video will be presented to Grades 7 to 12 students Wednesday, as part of their school assembly program.
Sigurdson says it goes over the risks of driving under the influence by presenting real people affected by the crime.
“Sometimes people pass away in the movie, just to show what the finality is,” Sigurdson says. “Other times, it shows the long term effects that can happen if you’re injured.”
Sigurdson says drunk driving is one of the number one causes of death among teenagers.
– MADD Kimberley Community Leader, Katryna Sigurdson