Road safety

Prevent motor vehicle collisions by reducing your driving speed, adopting best driving practices and managing distractions.

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National Teen Driver Safety Week

During the third full week of October, we run an awareness week to raise teen driver safety issues and encourage communities to work with youth to prevent dangerous behaviours.

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Sources for our NTDSW statistics

Below are a list of the statistics used in the National Teen Driver Safety Week 2019 materials and their sources. “Youth represent the largest number of drivers who test positive for drugs after a fatal crash”Government of Canada. (2019 Jan). Drug-impaired driving. Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/en/services/policing/police/community-safety-policing/impaired-driving/drug-impaired-driving.html. “32 per cent of fatally injured drivers aged 16 to […]

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Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is fun, but it can also be dangerous, especially for children. Many children are seriously injured each year, sometimes fatally, by operating or riding on a snowmobile. According to the Canadian Hospital Injury Reporting and Prevention Program, the main causes of child snowmobile-related injuries are losing control of the machine, and being thrown off […]

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Pace Car

Find out about the Parachute Pace Car program, which is focused on raising awareness around speed reduction in the community.

Local students bring safe driving messages to school

Student ambassadors for Parachute’s national Project Gearshift campaign are leading the teen driver safety cause at their Fredericton school.

Safe Kids Week

This annual campaign, held the first full week of June, draws attention to a different child safety issue each year and provides resources for local community activities.

Driving speed reduction

Issue: Pedestrian injuries In Canada, pedestrian injuries are one of the leading causes of injury-related deaths for children 14 years of age and younger. Problem: Speeding and pedestrian safety Unfortunately, speeding is common in Canada. According to the Traffic Injury Research Foundation: 2.7 million Canadians admit to often driving well over the speed limit. Two […]

State Farm Canada: Road Hazards Lurk as Summer Driving Season Heats Up

State Farm Canada issued a news release on teen driving risks, with Parachute's support.

Walk This Way

This year-round program aims to reduce child pedestrian injuries and deaths, while encouraging healthy and active living, through local activities and awareness campaigns.