5 Aug 2010

Expo to deliver tough message about drink-driving

3:16 pm on 5 August 2010

Police in Bay of Plenty plan to ram home a blunt message about drink-driving to more than 2000 senior students.

Three serious car crashes in the region recently have killed two young people and left more than a dozen seriously injured.

Police will hold a four-day expo this month in Tauranga that 2400 students will attend. It will include speakers who've been in serious crashes where alcohol was a factor.

The organiser, Wendy Nicholls, says that as a region Bay of Plenty features as a community at risk, for the number of fatal and serious crashes involving alcohol.

She says last year drink-driving was a factor in 30% of crashes in the western part of the region.