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 often times higher on the priority list than making plans to celebrate responsibly. That’s why BCAA supports high schools which choose to hold dry grad celebrations which provide a safe, drug- and alcohol-free environment where students can celebrate the milestone of graduation with their friends.
The BCAA $6000 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.
Need help planning your Dry Grad event? Check out Life Starts Now – How to Plan a Dry Grad (PDF), a guide from the Province of British Columbia.