National Teen Driver Safety Week

National Teen Driver Safety Week

The fourth annual National Teen Driver Safety Week (#NTDSW) takes place October 16th to 22nd, 2016. To mark the occasion, the North Bay Police Service, the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board and the local chapter of Parachute Canada are joining forces to raise awareness on the dangers of driving distracted or impaired by alcohol or drugs. The campaign encourages youth to lead the way in their own safety and that of their peers by making wise choices to #GetHomeSafe.

Media interested in covering this story are invited to attend:

Location:        St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Catholic Secondary School, Cafeteria

Date:             Tuesday October 18th, 2016

Time:             From 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Notice:           Media are invited to attend the event at 11 a.m. sharp. No video or pictures will be permitted after 11:15 a.m.

Cst. Ken Ayres, Traffic Enforcement Officer, North Bay Police Service will be present with other student spokespeople to hand out “positive tickets” to student visitors of Parachute’s National Teen Driver Safety Week table, where resources will be on display. The “positive tickets” provide student participants with the opportunity to win a prize.

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National #GetHomeSafe Twitter Party
Parachute will be hosting a national teen driver safety Twitter party that will focus on distracted and drug impaired driving on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET. Topics of discussion include distracted driving, drug-impaired driving, road safety and teen driver behaviour. Prizes!! Participants must RSVP by 6 p.m. October 19th & attend the party (using the hashtag #GetHomeSafe) to be eligible for one of three Indigo gift cards: one prize of $75; one prize of $100; and one prize of $200.

For more information about the Twitter Party, visit Parachute on Twitter @parachutecanada or on Facebook.

About Parachute
Parachute is a national, charitable organization that was formed in 2012 to combine the expertise and experience of four legacy organizations (Safe Communities Canada, Safe Kids Canada, SMARTRISK and ThinkFirst Canada) into one strong leader in injury prevention. Designed to achieve greater impact in awareness, advocacy and action in the cause of injury prevention, Parachute partners with a wide range of organizations in a variety of initiatives to prevent injuries and save lives. Learn more about National Teen Driver Safety Week and how we can help one another #GetHomeSafe by visiting www.parachutecanada.org/ntdsw.