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Impaired driving focus of check stop

The new local Mothers Against Drunk Driving Chapter has teamed up with RCMP, City Enforcement, and Grande Prairie’s Traffic Safety Committee to hold a check stop. The focus is on impaired driving, an issue MADD Chapter President Amanda Stuhl-Oling says is preventable.

“There’s alternatives out there to drinking and driving. You can call #TAXI and it will connect you to any taxi company in Grande Prairie – the one with the quickest response time. There’s also a designated driving service or you could have a designated driver; for people to make plans before they go out so that they’re not stuck.”

Across Alberta, alcohol is a contributing factor in 20 per cent of collisions, but in Grande Prairie, the number is substantially higher at 28 per cent. Latest numbers from MADD show four people are killed and another 190 injured by drunk drivers every day in Canada.

Info will be handed out between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday at 100th Street and 104th Ave.

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