Surrey, British Columbia – A fleet of mobile impaired driving test units is closer to coming to British Columbia following a $10,000 donation, the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation has announced.

The money was donated on behalf of the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society and the 2010 Mayor’s Charity Ball in Surrey.

The project was created by “Alexa’s Team” in honour of four-year-old Alexa Middelaer, who was killed by a driver later convicted of two counts of impaired driving.

The proposed unit, called Alexa’s Bus, is a mobile blood alcohol testing unit that uses a customized bus or RV as a platform dedicated to impaired driving education and enforcement. While not currently used in B.C., similar buses are being used in other jurisdictions such as Alberta, Ontario and Washington State, as well as in Australia. The Middelaer family hopes to bring five of the buses to British Columbia.

For more information, visit Alexa’s Bus.

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