Our Commitment to Dry Grad
During the month of June – grad season for the majority of high school students – the number of alcohol-related collisions is at its highest. What’s more, young drivers, aged 16 to 20, account for the highest number of impaired drivers at 34 per cent.
With a rise in impaired driving across B.C. and tougher impaired-driving laws, BCAA believes it’s important to lay a foundation for today’s students to make responsible choices regarding alcohol, drugs and driving in the future.
Prom dresses and tuxedos, hair-do’s and corsages are oftentimes higher on the priority list than planning for a safe ride home. That’s why BCAA supports dry grad celebrations. By schools providing a safe, drug- and alcohol-free environment where grads can celebrate the milestone of graduation with their friends, they will be less likely to celebrate where there is alcohol or drugs and be tempted to drive impaired.
The BCAA Dry Grad Video Challenge gives students an opportunity to help raise funds for their Dry Grad celebrations and encourages them to create and share a message against impaired driving.