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Seatbelt Survival: Unrestrained Kids = Rockets

Today’s post takes a slight detour from our main focus of distracted driving…although not completely unrelated. Picture a small child, three or maybe four years old standing behind a man who could be his father. The small boy is smiling with his arms wrapped lovingly around the man as he…

Baby on Board: Safe Driving with Kids in Canada

Distraction comes in many forms. Especially for parents. According to a poll of 2,000 new moms, nearly 10% of them had been in a collision while driving with their baby. Experts say that’s on par with teen drivers, widely considered the driving population with the highest crash risk. I recently…

There’s No Trick to Staying Safe on Halloween – Safety Tips for Humans & Animals

According to Safe Kids WorldwideTM, the disturbing fact is, ‘Kids are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.’ Halloween, admittedly, is certainly not celebrated or even recognized by everyone in your community. However, your…

Teach Your Teen How to Stay Safe on the Road

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, parents can cut the likelihood of their teen driver being in an accident in half by having them participate in a quality crash avoidance program. ADEPT’s computer-based teenSmart is one such program, and it’s proven effectiveness prompted a partnership between ADEPT and the…

Don’t Know What to Do About Distracted Driving? SAY SOMETHING!!

Teams of researchers, university professors, scientists, educators, government agencies, private sectors companies & start-ups are all looking for THE solution to distracted driving. Countless Apps have been, and continue to be, brought to market to block distracting texts & calls; there are pledges to allow people to publicly take a stand. There…

Drop It And Drive Urges Increased Road Safety With New School Year Looming

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Drop It And Drive Urges Increased Road Safety With New School Year Looming Nanaimo, British Columbia – Newly headquartered in Nanaimo, Drop It And Drive Founder, Karen Bowman partnered with Nanaimo RCMP and local elementary schools on a road safety campaign before the end of…

No White At Night – How Many Runners Do You See?

Do you think wearing white at night is the right choice? I did, but then again I also thought I was being clever in guessing there were 4 runners. Ah no. This video from ReFlex Safety cleverly tackles nighttime visibility of pedestrians. According to the National Safety Council, “Drivers moving at just 30mph…

Don’t tempt fate…that text can wait!

This is another great Canadian video entering the arena to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Using a combination of videos (including excerpts from a UK PSA – caution it is reality-based, graphic & is not recommended for young viewers), stories and straight-talk conversations with youth help to show just…

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