Notification: Leduc Launches its Safe Holiday Driving Campaign -
No matter the time or year, but especially during the holiday season, it’s important to remember to make responsible decisions when getting behind the wheel.
Events, parties, and dinners typically draw families and friends together during the holidays and are wonderful opportunities to create lasting and memorable times. Unfortunately, these opportunities present an increased risk for people to overindulge with alcohol and cannabis products and risk the safety of themselves and others on the road if they choose to get behind the wheel while impaired.
The City of Leduc, in partnership with Leduc Enforcement Services, has come together to raise awareness of safe driving during the holiday season and to remind Leduc residents to make responsible decisions.
“The holidays are a great time for friends and families to come together and celebrate, but we need to remember to make responsible decisions before deciding to get behind the wheel,” said Mayor Bob Young. “The Candy Cane Checkstop, along with our liquor bag campaign, are wonderful initiatives organized by our enforcement services team that help to keep our community and our residents safe. So please enjoy the holidays but remember to get home safely.”
Be on the lookout for brown paper bags at our local liquor stores that our grade five students from Black Gold School Division and STAR Catholic School Division have decorated. These decorated brown bags are an added reminder that when you consume those beverages, you’re putting the safety of our children and students at risk if you decide to drive impaired.
The Candy Cane Checkstop happens on Friday, Dec. 2, from 7 pm to 9 pm at 50th Ave. And Highway 39 between Alton Drive and Grant MacEwan Blvd. Motorists are encouraged to stop in and chat with enforcement services, MADD employees, and City of Leduc administration. The quick chat is a great way to teach young drivers and children about the risks associated with driving impaired and the consequences of doing so as they grow older. As a thank you for stopping, passengers will be given festive candy canes as a token of appreciation for learning about safe driving habits.