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Thursday, 26 October 2017 12:55

Positive ticketing at SCCHS during National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 18, 2017

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The Students Against Drinking and Driving (SADD) chapter at Swift Current Comprehensive High School hosted a positive ticketing event at the school, Oct. 18. The event took place during National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 15-21. Const. Chloe Lentz, the RCMP school liaison officer in Swift Current, and Tracy Church, a community relations coordinator with SGI's traffic safety promotion division, issued positive tickets to young drivers in the school's parking lot for wearing seat belts and obeying traffic rules. According to SGI there were 8,573 collisions involving drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 in Saskatchewan in 2016, and teen drivers were found to be at fault in 79 per cent of those collisions. While teen drivers represent just under seven per cent of drivers on Saskatchewan roads, they are involved in 13 per cent of collisions, 18 per cent of major injury collisions, and 15 per cent of fatal collisions.

 

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Matthew Liebenberg

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