Why young drivers crash and what's being done about it

KINGSTON, ON, Sept. 28 /CNW/ - Professionals from across Ontario will meet today to review impaired driving legislation and initiatives with a special focus on young drivers. 100 delegates will attend a special workshop at the Holiday Inn Waterfront in Kingston on Princess Street.

Speakers at the conference include the President and CEO of Traffic Injury Research Foundation Robyn Robertson; Kingston Chief of Police Stephen Tanner; OPP Chief Superintendent Bill Grodzinski; other speakers will represent OSAID, Student Life Education Company, Ministry of Transportation, and more.

Delegates will hear about and watch iDRIVE: Road Stories - now available in French; it is part of Ontario's new BDE curriculum that took effect September 1st; and it is being shared province-wide through OPHEA. iDRIVE: Road Stories was officially launched in May and to date 1600 copies have been shared through the arrive alive DRIVE SOBER(R) office in Toronto.

arrive alive DRIVE SOBER gratefully acknowledges the Ministry of Transportation as lead sponsor.

Media are invited to attend the conference and are especially welcome at the charity lunch hour outside City Hall.


For further information: For further information: Anne Leonard, arrive alive DRIVE SOBER, (416) 485-4411, Email: arrivealive@bellnet.ca; S/Sgt. Andy Norrie, Toronto Police Services, Traffic, (416) 808-1900, Email: andy.norrie@torontopolice.on.ca; Cathy Edwards, KFL&A Public Health, (613) 549-1232, Email: cedwards@kflapublichealth.ca

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