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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Teen Driver Safety Week Hits Saugeen Shores

Saugeen Shores | by John Divinski  

The Saugeen Shores Police, OPP and Saugeen Shores Fire Department hosted the event

Police Talk to SDSS Students 

If you were driving past Saugeen District Senior School (SDSS) yesterday afternoon you may have wondered what the flashing lights were all about.

The Saugeen Shores Police, OPP and Saugeen Shores Fire Department hosted the event to recognize Teen Driver Safety Week. 

Health Promoter Jason Weppler of the Grey Bruce Health Unit says emergency response personnel were just making sure the teen drivers had their seat belts on; their cell phones put away and they were not impaired by drugs or alcohol.

It was more of an information stop and those in compliance were given a ballot to win a $500 gift card.

Saugeen Shores Police Sergeant Ken Cook says the information surrounding these issues needs to get out to young people.

Cook says "Unfortunately some people make that choice to drink and drive (or be drug impaired) and we deal with the consequences of that."

Grade 12 student Mariyan Shiekh of Saugeen Shores was the first student to be stopped and of course, she passed with flying colours as did all the students.

Shiekh thinks the set up was a great idea to get students' attention and to promote Teen Safe-Driving Week.

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