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Celebrate My Drive – Be the KEY to safe driving

Oct 16, 2013 | 2013, News, Vehicle & Road Safety

Enter the Canada Safety Council’s contest to WIN $300! In 50 words or less, tell us how you make safety behind the wheel your top priority. Must be ages 14 to 19 to enter. Email your response to Include your name, mailing address, age and school. Contest closes Nov. 29, 2013. Winner will be notified in early December. All entrants, while quantities last, will receive a USB key with the safety message “Be the KEY to safe driving.”

Learning to drive can be one of the most exciting times in a teenager’s life. But the freedom that accompanies a driver’s licence comes with the responsibility to learn how to safety navigate the road ahead.

To help new drivers, the Canada Safety Council is pleased to partner with State Farm® and the “Celebrate My Drive™” campaign for the second year in a row, in support of safe teen driving in our communities.

The campaign, which runs from October 18 – 26, brings together the entire community to help raise awareness on teen driver safety.

The Canada Safety Council offers the following tips to encourage safe driving among young motorists.

  • Walk around your vehicle before entering it to check for hazards.
  • Make adjustments to your seat, mirrors, ventilation system, lock doors, secure any loose objects and put on your seatbelt before you start driving.
  • Don’t text and drive. Texting while driving increases your chances of being in a collision by 23 times. Find a safe place to pull over if you need to send a message or make a call.
  • Never operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication.
  • Being drowsy also impairs your driving abilities! Drive only when rested.
  • Take driver training courses.
  • Drive defensively.

Celebrate the milestone of learning to drive and remember that prevention through education and awareness is the key to safety.

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For more information, please contact:

Catherine Gaudreau

Communications/Media Program Coordinator

(613) 739-1535 (ext. 228)

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