Students create anti-drug message

Grade 5 students have created 'Think of Me' envelopes, which Barrie police will be handing out with traffic tickets.

Grade 5 students have created 'Think of Me' envelopes, which Barrie police will be handing out with traffic tickets.

The Barrie Police Service is partnering with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to educate Grade 5 students about the perils of drugs.
The Race Against Drugs Campaign carries the moniker R.A.C.E., which stands for respect, action, courage and Excellence. It aims to teach youngsters about the dangers of drunk driving, operating motor vehicles while impaired by drugs and the dangers of talking and texting while driving.
Participating students will work in ‘Pit Stops’ where they will learn about these dangers. The students from local schools have also created ‘Think of Me’ envelopes, depicting scenes of possible outcomes of impaired and distracted driving. The envelopes will be handed out by traffic cops to drivers getting a ticket.
The event is planned for the Barrie YMCA, top of Toronto Street, Wednesday to Friday.

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