The message about preventing impaired driving is a vital one, and it takes more than one or two organizations to reach everyone who needs to hear it. Most recently a group of students at the University of Western Ontario have produced their own film to do their part in the fight to make Canada’s roads safer.
The film poses a number of questions, which are answered by Western students. And the responses reveal, among other things, that drunk driving affects more people that we realize.
The purpose of the film is to change minds, which the filmmakers believe is the first step to changing behavior. The realizations the video wants to bring about include:
- Impaired driving affects everyone.
- A taxi is a cheap alternative to drunk driving
There’s also a larger message: how we think about impaired driving is related to how we think about human life.
The video memory of Andrea Maria Christidis, a first-year health sciences student at Western, whose life was claimed by an impaired driver last October. Clearly her death made an impression on these students, who are determined to prevent further waste of life.
It’s an important message, well-delivered, so please pass it on.