Thursday, November 26, 2015

High School Students Attend MADD Presentation

High School students with MADD guest speaker (centre)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a gut wrenching presentation with three real life stories told by family members and survivors who were affected by impaired driving.

MADD presenter Martin Savoie came to Blackville School on Thursday, November 19 to speak to the high school students about impaired driving and how people should never drive while under the influence and to always have a safe drive home.

This presentation was meant to give awareness to teenagers about driving impaired. Martin Savoie said that MADD is not only about alcohol intake while driving, but it is about drugs and how they also affect your driving ability too.

The students watched three real life stories about people who were affected by impaired driving and family members who talk about losing someone special to them. The first story was about a teenage boy and his friend who went driving and got hit by an oncoming vehicle who was driving impaired.

The second story was about a woman who was walking home and was hit by a vehicle who was impaired. She was hospitalized and cannot walk for more that a few minutes.

The third story was about a young man who was only the age of 19 and died after hitting a parked car. He was in a vehicle with someone he thought was a sober person and acting as the designated driver.

Students commented that the presentation was very moving and emotional. For more photos from this event, click here.

Article by DeAnna Donovan
Photos by Calvin Furlong