National Teen Safe Driving Week

By Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
October 6, 2017 - 10:09am

National Teen Driver’s Safety Week is October 15-21.

We Want Teens to #GetHomeSafe Teen drivers die in crashes at a higher rate than any other age group in Canada. This year, National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) is building awareness of drug-impaired driving as an emerging issue, with cannabis being the drug most commonly found in young drivers who are fatally injured in crashes. NTDSW is also focused on distracted, impaired and aggressive driving, which are leading causes of teen driver fatalities. Join the conversation on social media, using the hashtag #GetHomeSafe.

For more information please visit http://www.parachutecanada.org/programs/topic/C430

Reminder: The deadline for the SGi/ABI Community grant is October 31.

Since 1997, the ABI Partnership Project and Saskatchewan Government Insurance have been involved in a joint program to provide community grants for traffic safety and other injury prevention programs. The goal is to enable community groups to establish, enhance, and deliver programs that address safety issues in their communities. SGI and ABI will provide support and guidance in identifying priorities and in the development and implementation of any of these initiatives.

Topics that the Community Grant Program will fund include:

Acquired Brain Injury   -    All-Terrain Vehicle Safety    -   Bicycle Safety    -  The Brain   -   Brain Walk    -   Child Passenger Safety    -   Fall Prevention    -   Farm Safety    -   Helmet Use    -   Home Safety    -   Impaired Driving Prevention    -   Mild Brain Injury    -   Pedestrian Safety    -   Playground Safety    -   School Bus Safety    -Snowmobile Safety    -   Sports & Recreation Safety    -   Stroke Prevention    -   Traffic Safety    -   Water & Boating Safety

Preference will be given to projects that have a demonstrated need, strong community involvement or to projects that are funded on a shared basis. These grants are offered twice per year. Deadline for the submission of grant applications February 28th and October 31st.

For assistance or more information contact an ABI Education & Prevention Coordinator in your area or look under Road Safety on the SGI website www.sgi.sk.ca

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