320 people are injured or killed in crashes involving teen drivers every year in Northern BC.
That’s according to ICBC, who has been bringing guest speakers to schools for their Road Safety Speaker Tour over the last two weeks.
“We’re very fortunate to have two accomplished speakers that have toured throughout Canada and North America,” said Road Safety Manager, Doug MacDonald.
“The idea behind it is to try and get that message across to students, just before grad time as a reminder. Mom and dad say things, teachers say things, and a lot of it soaks in, but sometimes having that message come from a different source makes a big difference.”
The speakers include Tiana Tozer, who was injured in a crash with an impaired driver at 20-years-old, and went on to become a two-time USA Paralympic medalist and humanitarian worker in Iraq, and Ted Swan, a Paramedic from here in BC.
Tozer spoke at College Heights Secondary, College of New Caledonia, and DP Todd Secondary this week, and Swan will be speaking at Prince George Secondary School Friday Morning.