Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 19- year olds in the Canada. Parents need to take the time to talk with their kids about the many dangers of driving. Those dangers include alcohol, lack of seat belt use, distracted driving, speeding, and extra passengers.
The Town of Viking is recognizing National Teen Driver Safety Week with a Proclamation.
Town of Viking Proclamation.
WHEREAS, driving is an Important and exciting right of passage for youth. It is also one of the riskiest activities for young people to engage in;
WHEREAS, teen driver safety is a significant issue in Canada. Young drivers are over represented in all road-related injuries and fatalities.
WHEREAS, National Teen Driver Safety Week ¡s a week dedicated to raising awareness and seeking solutions to preventable teen deaths on the road across Canada. Everyone has a role to play in creating change amongst their peers, in classrooms and in their communities.
THEREFORE, I, We, Mayor David Zayonce & Council of the Town of Viking, do hereby proclaim the third full week ¡n October as National Teen Driver Safety Week.
October 19, 2016