Anyone purchasing holiday libations in White Rock over the next few days and weeks may notice some original artwork on their shopping bags.
In partnership with both ICBC and White Rock RCMP – and community policing volunteers – private liquor stores throughout White Rock have been handing out ‘Think of Me’ bags with illustrations by young students.
According to the City of White Rock, more than 6,000 bags will be handed out in total.
The artwork encourages drivers to plan ahead for a safe ride home throughout the holiday season, rather than drink and drive. Each bag also includes the social media hashtag, #SafeRideHomeBC
Over 6,000 bags used at private liquor stores in #WhiteRockBC have the Think of Me bags with illustrations by young students encouraging drivers to plan ahead for a safe ride home, thanks to @WhiteRockRCMP Community Policing Volunteers and @icbc https://t.co/7jWQsDuXsr
— City of White Rock (@whiterockcity) December 22, 2021
In the past, ICBC’s Think of Me campaign has included having RCMP members perform roadside checks in school zones – including in South Surrey and White Rock – in which student-drawn ‘tickets’ are handed out to drivers who fail to follow the posted school-zone speed limits. In some cases, real tickets – for speeding and distracted driving – have also been handed out.