This is an innovative initiative that targets young drivers and passengers aged 16 to 24. It encourages the adoption of responsible driving behaviours.
Driving themes addressed are: speed; drugs; alcohol; the importance of wearing a seatbelt; and peer influence and its consequences. Parental involvement is also encouraged.
Crime prevention unit
Organizations:Operation Red Nose—direct involvementCool taxi—direct involvementQuebec automobile insurance agency (SAAQ)—direct involvement and information sharingBusinesses:Driving school—direct involvement and information sharingUniatox—direct involvementAlbi dealership—direct involvement
Since spring 2012.
The involvement of the various partners has a direct impact on the costs associated with this prevention program.Another concern is the safety of the target clientele on our roads.
The costs associated with the implementation of this project are mainly related to the number of officer-hours worked: some 160 hours were devoted to start-up and securing partners.
This pilot project was phased in gradually and is included in our strategic plan for 2012 2015.
Because we are in the initial stage of the project, it is currently difficult to evaluate outcomes.We can state that the student clientele targeted by our program has been very receptive to the presentations.Moreover, an evening event organized with our partners on June 21, 2012, was an unqualified success in terms of participation by young drivers and their parents.
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Addition of partners in achieving our mandates lightens the financial burden associated with holding assorted events. Considering the provision of material resources and some human resources at the time of activities, we come out winners.