October 15-21 is National Teen Driver Safety Week!
Thanks to the continued support of State Farm, Parachute is excited to announce the fifth annual National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) in Canada. NTDSW is designed to drive public awareness of teen driver safety issues, and encourages community and youth involvement as part of the solution. National Teen Driver Safety Week will run from October 15-21, 2017.
Great momentum was achieved in 2016. Parachute and our community partners hosted over 500 events, and we are looking for even greater engagement in this year’s program.
This year, our messaging will focus on the issues of:
• Drugged driving
• Distracted driving
• Impaired driving
• Aggressive driving (including speeding)
We are excited to work with local schools, police and partners to implement activities in communities across the country, including Positive Ticketing Blitzes and Parking Lot Makeovers. We will also encourage teens, parents and community partners to join the discussion on social media, using the hashtag #GetHomeSafe.
During National Teen Driver Safety Week, we are also hosting our Second Annual Vision Zero Summit in Toronto on October 16th and 17th! Registration is available online here!
In the coming weeks, we will be adding details and resources to our website. Please visit http://www.parachutecanada.org/ntdsw regularly to check for updates.
Thank you for your continued support!