Burnaby, British Columbia – The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) is lending its support to Alexa’s Bus, a mobile impaired driving testing unit, and welcomes the participation of BCAA members around the province.
The customized RV will contain space and equipment required for police to collect evidence, process and educate impaired drivers at roadside. Similar vehicles are currently deployed in several jurisdictions including Alberta, Ontario and Washington State. Designed as a “mobile billboard,” the bus is also intended for travel to schools and community events to teach the public about the dangers of impaired driving and the police booking process.
The bus is named for four-year-old Alexa Middelaer, who was struck and killed in May 2008 by an impaired driver who has since been convicted on four charges. Each bus costs approximately $250,000 to purchase and outfit.
Donations to help bring Alexa’s Bus to British Columbia can be made at any of the 28 BCAA sales centres or at. BCAA members can donate their CAA dollars earned through the use of their membership cards.