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Published: 2001-09-18 00:00:00

Morrinsville student Megan McIndoe will be driving home in a bright yellow Ford Festiva this afternoon after painting a winning entry in a Students Against Driving Drunk competition.

Megan’s entry, entitled ‘You Choose’, showed the different paths young people could choose to either drink and drive, or have a sober driver.

Waikato secondary school students produced a large number of paintings, posters and other artwork promoting a safe driving message to win the car after it had done the rounds of Waikato secondary schools to raise the profile of SADD in the Region.

The competition has been running since March and visited schools during lunch breaks with Environment Waikato’s Regional Road Safety Co-ordinator Ginny Wilson, and The Edge radio station promotions crew. While handing out stickers, lollies and give-aways had been popular during the visits, the promotion also boosted the profile of SADD in some schools.

Ms Wilson said the road show had provided school SADD representatives with an opportunity to talk to students about getting involved in both the competition and the SADD organisation.

Fairview Educational Services and Ecolab sponsored the SADD car, with support from Environment Waikato.

Megan was presented with her car at Fairview Motors by Environment Waikato chairman Neil Clarke.

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