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Published: 2001-08-20 00:00:00

Waikato secondary school students are getting creative in a bid to win a car to support SADD (Students against Driving Drunk).

The bright yellow Ford Festiva car has been doing the rounds of Waikato secondary schools in a bid to raise the profile of SADD in the Region.

Environment Waikato Regional Road Safety Co-ordinator Ginny Wilson said the car was being used as a tool to promote the SADD concept until it was won by a student.

Students could enter the competition to win the car simply by producing a creative concept promoting a safe driving message.

“We have already received some excellent poems and posters but would also welcome songs, or pieces of artwork that promote the SADD concept,” Ms Wilson said.

While the competition had been running since March, entries were beginning to flow in since the car began a road show of Waikato secondary schools.

Environment Waikato’s Regional Road Safety Co-ordinator, along with The Edge radio station promotions crew, has been visiting schools during lunch times with the car since late July.

While handing out stickers, lollies and give-aways had been popular during the visits, the promotion had 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.

The competition closes on September 14 and the winner will be notified on September 17.