Kids from Wakatipu High are staging a week-long campaign in Queenstown to hammer home the dangers of drink-driving.
About 100 students will take part in a dramatic public display starting at the Village Green at 4pm tomorrow (Wed, Aug 11) to highlight the number of lives affected by a person who drinks, drives and crashes.
A committee of 17 has been working hard on activities organised at the school and around town as part of a national drink-driving awareness week, Stef Grant, spokesperson for Waka High group Students Against Driving Drunk, says.
Nearly 30 per cent of all injury crashes in the Queenstown Lakes region in 2008-09 involved drivers affected by alcohol. Additionally, more than 800 drivers were issued with infringement notices by police for driving under the influence.
“This is not acceptable,” Grant adds.