National Teen Driver Safety Week is an annual, national campaign presented by Parachute Canada and hosted locally by Safe Community Wood Buffalo. Taking place the third week of October, NTDSW is an awareness campaign designed to educate communities on teen driver safety issues and encourage teens to be part of the solution.
Safe Community Wood Buffalo hosts the campaign in person and virtually, visiting high schools to meet with teens and have conversations about the statistics and safety tips to help teens stay safe on the road.
A contest also runs for teens who take the pledge to drive safe and has given away great prizes such as AirPods and an iPad with Apple pencil!
-Young drivers ages 16-24 are more likely to be involved in a collision where speeding is a factor.
-Drivers under 25 are more likely than any other age group to use a device while driving, increasing the risk of a collision.
-Teen drivers report higher rates of driving while under the influence of cannabis.