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National Teen Driver Safety Week

Posted on Friday October 20, 2017
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Officers from Community Services, #4 District and the Road Safety Bureau visited local high schools this week to educate youth about safe driving practices during National Teen Driver Safety Week. While teens account for only 12 per cent of drivers, they are involved in approximately 20 per cent of all road-related injuries and fatalities.

While stressing the dangers of distracted and aggressive driving and speeding, our members took an interactive approach when it came to impaired driving by having students don the fatal vision goggles. The goggles mimic the effects of alcohol and drugs on vision. Once wearing the goggles, the students attempted to walk a straight line with sobering results. They quickly came to the realization if you couldn’t walk a straight line, you definitely couldn’t drive.

YRP will continue to work with our community towards making York Region roads safe for everyone.

For more information about safe driving tips for teens, visit the National Teen Driver Safety website.