WINNIPEG – Devastating.
That’s the word being used by the head of MADD Winnipeg.
Melody Bodnarchuk says someone is killed in the province every five days by a drunk driver.
That new statistic shows Manitoba is going backwards in the fight.
Bodnarchuk tells 680 CJOB an analogy in an effort to try and sound the alarm.
“Manitobans would be in a panic to hear that somebody in Manitoba was dying every five days as a result of a virus, and that it was mostly affecting young adults. Here we are, studies show that is the case with impaired driving, that we are losing one person in Manitoba every five days,” said Bodnarchuk.
She says just last year, a Manitoban was killed once every 12 days by a drunk driver.
MADD has a new monument being unveiled today, that will list the names of those who have died as a result of impaired driving.
It will be at the Glen Eden Funeral Home and Cemetery at 4477 Main Street.
Bodnarchuk says taking young people to see the monument to read the names would be a good way to show them the human toll of drunk driving.