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On this episode of #TPSTrafficJAM, Toronto Police Service Cst. Sean Shapiro (a.k.a. @voiceovercop on Instagram and @TrafficServices on TikTok) is joined by TIRF President & CEO, Robyn Robertson and Lead, TIRF Youth Advisor Program Lead, Kylee Bowman, to discuss impaired driving and more specifically how it’s perceived by youth today.
Impaired Operation is a criminal offence in Canada and despite decades of education aimed at preventing people from driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it remains an issue on roads around the world.
16 to 19-year-old’s are less likely than all age groups to drink and drive, although still almost 28% of this age group killed in fatal crashes test positive for alcohol. But, then when you look at the 20 to 24-year-old age range it goes up to almost 43%. – Robyn Robertson
Cst. Shapiro – Kylee, why do you advocate for driving sober?
Kylee – The risk is never worth that easy ride home. There are just so many other options. Yes, taxis are expensive, but it’s worth making it home alive. And, also it’s not just about you when you go out and drive drunk or impaired, it’s that you can hurt somebody else, you can hurt a whole family. It’s no longer just about you.
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Resources & links:
- Young and New Driver Resource Centre
- Brain on Board – Drinking & Driving
- Sober Smart Driving
- Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving
- Mildly Mad Graphics
- Sharing the Road: Key Factors in Fatal Crashes in Toronto & Sharing the Road: Key Factors in Fatal Crashes in Canada fact sheets in partnership with Toronto Police Service
- TIRF’s #MySafeRoadHome blog: Keeping Yourself Safe when Faced with Distracted Drivers on the Road or in the Workplace
- COVID-19 Road Safety Monitor 2021: The Impact of the Pandemic on Road Safety and Mobility
- Impaired & Distracted Driving: Data Comparison
- Road Safety Monitor 2021 | Drinking & Driving in Canada