Injury Prevention & Safety

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Parachute’s National Teen Driver Safety Week

Parachute’s National Teen Driver Safety Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of and encourage community and youth involvement in addressing teen driver safety issues. Alberta Health Services supports the annual campaign and its theme for 2021, #SpeedIsNoGame.

According to Parachute, road crashes are the third-leading cause of death among young people in Canada. In Alberta, transportation-related injuries were the third-leading cause for emergency departments and urgent care centre visits for youth, 15-19 years of age, in 2020.

Please take the opportunity to share the following important messages with your child who may be already driving or preparing to get behind the wheel:

  • Higher speeds = higher risks. Stop speeding
  • Don’t drive high
  • If you drink, don’t drive
  • Put down the phone: Don’t drive distracted
  • Trains move faster than you think. Stay off railway tracks.

For more information on teen driver safety, visit Teen Drivers, MyHealth.Alberta.ca. For more information on National Teen Driver Safety Week and resources visit National Teen Driver Safety Week, Parachute.

Alberta Health Services is reminding communities and youth that #SpeedIsNoGame.


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