Chestermans unveil sign to promote safe driving, honor daughter killed by drunk driver


CHICO, Calif. - The parents of Kristina Chesterman unveiled a sign that it hopes will save future lives from drunk drivers.

Dave and Sandra Chesterman were at the annual Bicycle Safety and Drunken Driving Awareness event at Chico State Monday.

The sign includes a photograph of their daughter who was hit and killed by a drunk driver while riding her bicycle on September 22, 2013.

"The sign includes the dates of her birth and death, as well as inscriptions that say "How to save a life? Don't Drink and Drive" Another says, "Share the Road, Drive with Care."

If approved by Cal Trans, the sign would be placed at the scene of the accident on Nord Avenue where a white ghost bike is currently placed.

The parents believe the sign would be a vivid reminder to drive sober.

"It's going to make a big difference," said Sandra Chesterman, Kristina's mother of the reflective sign.

"People are going to see it and think about Kristina, and think about drinking and driving," she said. "Hopefully, they won't get behind the wheel and they'll make better choices."

The Chestermans say that if Cal Trans does not approve the posting of the sign, the owner of a nearby gas station told them he would allow it to be placed in front of his business.