‘Wasted’ Shows Students Impaired Driving Consequences

By Sarah Klein

With graduation season just around the corner, MADD Canada has teamed up with Manitoba Public Insurance to present “Wasted,” an assembly program currently touring 65 Manitoba high schools to show how a night of fun can turn into horror because of alcohol.

The program was shown to students at St. John’s High School on Wednesday.

“Wasted” is displayed on three large screens and tells the story of Jake, Kelly and Drew, teenage friends who have their lives changed forever after a car crash. At the end of the program, students are shown a montage of victims’ photos — including people from babies to grandparents who have been killed or seriously hurt due to impaired driving crashes.

Road crashes are the number one cause of teen death in Canada and alcohol is a factor in 45% of those crashes, according to MADD Canada.

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