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Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks Video Infographic

“Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks.” texting and driving prevention campaign is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council to discourage distracted driving among young adults. Their new Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks Video infographic illustrates the dangers: “The shocking truth is that distracted…

Distracted Driving Prevention – D.I.A.D. Year in Review

Message from D.I.A.D. Founder, Karen Bowman: (Year End Report Below) What an amazing year!!! It was in September 2010 that the idea to create a distracted driving education program first began to form. This program is volunteer-driven and to date remains unfunded publicly or corporately. With the help of many supporters, we’ve…

Kids Care About Distracted Driving – Part VI “Kid on Crosswalk”

This Pacific Academy grade three student seems to accurately capture the reality too many kids are facing these days…safety on crosswalks. A well lit crosswalk with a stop sign isn’t enough to protect the crossing child from an oncoming SUV with a coffee drinking, cell phone talking, smoking driver behind…

Kids Care About Distracted Driving – Part V “Pedestrian in Peril”

A grade 4 student was one of the few entries that addressed the danger to pedestrians from distracted drivers. According to information found on the Education For The Driving Masses web site, statistics from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) show that 650 pedestrians were injured in 2009. Further,…

Kids Care About Distracted Driving – Part IV “Don’t Drive Blindfolded!”

This grade seven student understands that distracted driving goes beyond talking and texting on hand-held electronic devices. The talented artist uses great illustrations and captions to list what distractions to avoid when driving. Most drivers are aware of the laws against using hand-held electronic devices while driving – at least…

Kids Care About Distracted Driving – Part II

This insightful grade 5 student understands that clear and concise directions are all it should take to get the message across. It’s simple really, if you drive distracted you risk disaster or death. The tragedy is that the person one drivers’ actions affects isn’t always their own. Drive Smart and…

Kids Care About Distracted Driving – Part I

In February, DIAD announced our 1st Annual Distracted Driving Awareness Poster Contest open to Kindergarteners through Grade 7’s in every school district throughout BC. Some might ask, what could kids that age have to say about an issue that mostly affects people at or near driving age…well, you might be…

1st Annual Distracted Driving Awareness Poster Contest

Earlier this month, the RCMP announced that February is Distracted Driving Awareness Month in BC. Inspired by our 8-year-old daughter’s experience and the posters she created after the accident, D.I.A.D. is announcing their 1st Annual Distracted Driving Awareness Poster Contest for elementary schools across British Columbia. Although in-class presentations are…

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