Exhibit 234 in Support of NTDSW

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National Teen Driver Safety Week

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, Sault Ste. Marie Safe Communities Partnership, Algoma Public Health, Sault Ste. Marie Emergency Medical Services and the Ontario Provincial Police came together to present Exhibit 234 today at Superior Heights College and Vocational School.

The consciousness-raising art installation on this last day of National Teen Driver Safety Week sends a clear and precise message about the many distractions that factor in between 15% and 19% of fatal collisions involving teen drivers.

Although teens only represent about 13% of the drivers on the road today, they account for about a quarter of all road-related fatalities. That’s a lot of young people not getting the chance to live their lives to the fullest!

Parachute, a National Charitable Organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives states:

Youth on the roads are still getting injured at astronomically high rates– only 13% of Canadian licensed drivers are between the ages of 16 and 24, yet this age group represents 24% of fatalities and 26% of serious injuries on the road. Canadian teenagers 16-19 remain at a higher risk of death per kilometre than all other age groups. This is a serious issue that needs attention.

Visit parachutecanada.org for a wealth of resources and to see just how passionate they, and many others, are about turning back the clock on Teen Driver Safety.

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Youth on the roads are still getting injured at astronomically high rates– only 13% of Canadian licensed drivers are between the ages of 16 and 24, yet this age group represents 24% of fatalities and 26% of serious injuries on the road. Canadian teenagers 16-19 remain at a higher risk of death per kilometre than all other age groups. This is a serious issue that needs attention. – See more at: http://www.parachutecanada.org/programs/topic/C281#sthash.ZLk9S6Gs.dpuf
Youth on the roads are still getting injured at astronomically high rates– only 13% of Canadian licensed drivers are between the ages of 16 and 24, yet this age group represents 24% of fatalities and 26% of serious injuries on the road. Canadian teenagers 16-19 remain at a higher risk of death per kilometre than all other age groups. This is a serious issue that needs attention. – See more at: http://www.parachutecanada.org/programs/topic/C281#sthash.ZLk9S6Gs.dpuf
Youth on the roads are still getting injured at astronomically high rates– only 13% of Canadian licensed drivers are between the ages of 16 and 24, yet this age group represents 24% of fatalities and 26% of serious injuries on the road. Canadian teenagers 16-19 remain at a higher risk of death per kilometre than all other age groups. This is a serious issue that needs attention. – See more at: http://www.parachutecanada.org/programs/topic/C281#sthash.ZLk9S6Gs.dpuf
Youth on the roads are still getting injured at astronomically high rates– only 13% of Canadian licensed drivers are between the ages of 16 and 24, yet this age group represents 24% of fatalities and 26% of serious injuries on the road. Canadian teenagers 16-19 remain at a higher risk of death per kilometre than all other age groups. This is a serious issue that needs attention. – See more at: http://www.parachutecanada.org/programs/topic/C281#sthash.aHyG82cB.dpuf