The Saskatchewan provincial insurer is putting $85,000 in new annual financial support to Students Against Drinking and Driving.
SGI says some of the dollars will be used by SADD to create a new position specializing in school and community outreach, responsible for starting new chapters in schools across the province. The funding will also help support existing Saskatchewan chapters in developing and implementing new initiatives and ideas to encourage sober driving in their local communities.
The fallout from the pandemic hit many chapters hard and they were unable to operate, says Meaghann White, SADD Saskatchewan Past-President.
“With this funding, we hope to restore lapsed chapters and expand into new schools and First Nations communities. I would like to express our thanks and gratitude to Minister Morgan and SGI.”
“Involving young people in the work of promoting safe driving behaviours is essential to changing the culture of impaired driving in Saskatchewan,” says Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SGI.
Impaired driving is still the leading cause of collision fatalities in the province, with the 19-24 age group having the largest proportion of impaired drivers noted SGI.