Although M.A.D.D. [Mothers Against Drunk Driving] had only just started in Estevan, they have already made a significant impact on the community to help them make the decision not to drive impaired.

"I get many compliments that it's a great thing that we are doing and stuff like that," said Connie Hagel, Community Leader for MADD. "We are getting our name out there, and even though we did just start, people are more aware, and they know we're going to be out there saying 'hey you know there are consequences.' The accidents and deaths are preventable by choosing not to drive impaired."

In the new year, they are planning to go into the Estevan Comprehensive School and start a SADD [Students Against Drunk Drivers] Chapter to teach the student the consequences of driving impaired. Hagel also is wanting to set up a few highway memorials for people who were killed by impaired drivers. MADD's goal for the new year is to promote safe driving by continuing to aid the Estevan Police Service with stop checks and reminding the public about the hazards of driving impaired.

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