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‘Project Shift’ Tests Students with Impaired, Distracted Driving

November 4, 2013 7:06 AM | News

Distracted DrivingA new road safety awareness and education event will connect teens with the dangers associated with impaired and distracted driving today.

Project Shift will see six students from Grant Park High School experience the effects of making poor choices behind the wheel at Speedworld during two separate simulations.

The innovative hour-long event at 5 p.m. is geared to help young drivers understand the impact of impaired and distracted driving.

“We have seen first-hand that even at speeds of 50 kilometres per hour, drivers under the influence are unable to safely navigate our kart track,” said Mark and Briget Sawatsky, owners of Speedworld.

Road safety speaker and advocate Michelle Golebiowski is organizing the event.

On Friday, MADD Winnipeg launched Project Red Ribbon to remind motorists of the many choices they have when getting home after a night of drinking.

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