Well, it’s been a flurry of activity to get organized for the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims. Having found out about this important day of remembrance just 12 days ago, we’re finally all set.
Drop It And Drive is tackling the issue of distracted driving head on. With cooperation and support from the Surrey Fire Fighter’s, IAFF Local 1271, and the Surrey RCMP, our campaign is designed to educate high school and post secondary students about the dangers of distracted driving, which includes talking/texting and several other bad behavior habits while driving.
Surrey Fire Department Deputy Chief Jon Caviglia has offered his full support of an Awareness and Education Program, including the provision of a Surrey Fire Fighter (Capt. Tim Baillie) to help develop, promote and deliver the program.
In recognition of Canada’s National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Drop It And Drive is participating in LA Matheson Secondary School’s Career Fair in Surrey, on November 17th. NOTE: this event is for LA Matheson Secondary School students, teachers and invited media.
With specially designed pins in hand, online resources available on the laptop and handouts (probably a bowl of candy to help sweeten the appeal) we hope to start getting the message across that distracted driving can be deadly. It’s not cool, it’s not clever and it’s not legal.
Please show your support for this day of remembrance by signing the national pledge – Drop It And Drive Pledge Link
So far, just 20% of pledgers are from western Canada….c’mon, let’s show ’em we care!