The Unique Drop It And Drive Approach to Distracted Driving Prevention
Our use of ‘Stories over Statistics’ has proven effective in changing driver behaviors and beliefs. As Founder, I partnered with a diverse team of speakers including a retired Captain with the Surrey Fire Service and the Surrey RCMP Traffic Division. Our program also benefits from the involvement of additional RCMP traffic divisions including Nanaimo & Burnaby. Our talk is energetic, thought provoking, improvisational and fully interactive with our audience. We hold their attention and challenge their perceptions by frequently switching speakers, using PowerPoint presentations and carefully selected videos to ‘drive’ home the message. Our research is frequently updated to ensure all the media stories and studies are current.
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February 2013 ‘Do the Right Thing’ Students 4 Safety Program
Karen Bowman: With 20 years experience in the public and private sectors in British Columbia and Ontario, Karen’s background includes business administration & consulting, project management, and communications. As an crash survivor herself, Karen founded Drop It And Drive in October 2010 with the idea to take a proactive approach to ending distracted driving by increasing education and awareness. The D.I.A.D. education campaign became a particularly personal cause after Karen’s 8-year-old daughter was injured by a distracted driver less than three months later.
Tim Baillie: Retired 27-year veteran and Captain of the Surrey Fire Department. Tim has worked on well over a thousand motor vehicle collisions with extensive rescue experience. Tim’s experiences have lead to the belief that people have to learn the real consequences of their actions. Too many times others have to suffer for the avoidable actions of people. Increasingly people focus on their rights with little attention to their responsibilities to themselves and others.
Cpl. Bryan Fedirchuk: Cpl Fedirchuk has a B.Educ (Secondary) and over 15 years with the RCMP, 14 of which he has spent in traffic enforcement and investigation. He has 11 years experience as a collision analyst and has been a motor officer for 13 years with the last 8 years as an instructor. Cpl Fedirchuk has investigated thousands of collisions and brings those experiences to our presentations.
Cst. Jonathan Gillis: Constable Gillis is a “Motor Officer” with the Burnaby RCMP Traffic Services Unit and has investigated hundreds of motor vehicle collisions, ranging from dust transfer collisions, to collisions of a fatal nature. Constable Gillis also conducts traffic enforcement with the goal of harm reduction. Constable Gillis’ passion is saving lives through education and strives to make the roads a safer place.
Bob Nordlund: Retired 35-year veteran and Sergeant with the RCMP. Bob retired in 2011 after spending 26 plus years in traffic law enforcement and collision investigation. He worked traffic on both major freeways in the Lower Mainland plus traffic in the cities of Surrey and Burnaby. Bob has investigated thousands of crashes in his career and brings his personal thoughts and feelings about causes of crashes to the presentations.