RCMP stage mock impaired-driving crash
RCMP staged a mock motorcycle crash in front of about 150 Winnipeg high school students on Wednesday to raise awareness of the risks of impaired driving.
Winnipeg police and fire services joined the Mounties in re-enacting a situation in which a driver ran a stop sign and was struck by a motorcycle in front of the Chapel Lawn Funeral Home on Portage Avenue near the Perimeter Highway.
In the re-enactment, the driver was arrested and the motorcyclist was killed.
The RCMP are trying to emphasize that impaired driving includes more than just alcohol, and that drugs like marijuana also reduce a driver's ability to operate a vehicle safely.
Nearly half of all accidents caused by drugs or alcohol involve drivers between the ages of 16 and 25, according to police.