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White Ribbon Campaign: Reminding Students to Drive Safe

| News | May 23, 2019

The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Frontier Toyota and the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department, is sponsoring the 2019 White Ribbon Campaign in the Santa Clarita Valley from May 27 through June 7.

The campaign began in 1997 in response to concerns over a large number of local teenagers who lost their lives in vehicular collisions as a result of reckless or impaired driving.

Prior to graduation ceremonies at high schools in the city, a Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Deputy will visit each local graduating class to encourage students to be aware of the dangers of driving tired or impaired.

White ribbons will be provided to graduating seniors during cap and gown distribution in memory of Collin Gore, Madeline “Mads” Rossiter and Wyatt Anthony Savaikie, who lost their lives in traffic collisions since 2014. Students are encouraged to pin the white ribbon to their gown during graduation ceremonies as a reminder to others to be careful during their celebrations and in support of families who have lost a loved one in traffic-related incidents.

While driving through the city, residents will also see large white ribbons attached to light poles at major intersections during the official White Ribbon campaign, from May 27 through June 7. These ribbons act as a reminder to drivers to obey traffic rules and follow safe driving practices.

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On May 28, the city council will wear the white ribbons during its regular meeting to honor those who have lost their lives, and to remind Santa Clarita residents to be safe and aware of the consequences of unsafe driving.

For more information about the White Ribbon campaign, contact Elizabeth Arambula at earambula@santa-clarita.com or (661)250-3734.

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