This year, we are offering schools an online presentation followed by a virtual Q&A from our road safety speakers. These speakers will share how making poor choices while driving have impacted their lives, and the lives of their family and friends.
Sharing their deeply personal stories with compassion and humour, they connect and challenge young drivers to think twice before taking risks while driving. They speak about the risks resulting from poor choices like speeding, drinking and driving, or texting and driving. Some of these poor choices have led to the death of a best friend, or family member, and saddled them with remorse or sadness. These poor choices also have an impact on the caring professionals who attend these crashes.
Our road safety speakers have shared their stories with more than 40,000 high school students each year. They play an important role in educating youth in B.C. about making smarter driving decisions. Connect with a speaker today so you can change a young person’s life.
"Imagine if you woke up one day and you couldn't wiggle your toes..."
"My story, my words... can help youth make the right choice."
"Young people take away from my presentation that peer pressure is the largest part of the equation. They can cave to peer pressure, or take a stand."
"I've seen the freedom and independence that comes with getting a driver's license taken away by someone who made a bad decision behind the wheel."
"You never expect your loved ones to go out and never come home. It happens to so many families."
"You aren't just another guy getting up in front of us telling us "drinking and driving is risky, don't do it". You go way beyond that. You give us images to remember, reasons why drinking and driving is something to avoid, and examples of how the devastation can spread throughout everyone you love just from a simple mistake you or one of your friends has made. Your story is not only believable, but moving."
"You quite possibly could have saved my son's life yesterday. Who knows what fate would have for his future but after hearing your talk yesterday at his school, his whole attitude towards driving and speed has changed. Anybody can stand up and talk - but you made him listen and think. Thank you."
"We are deeply grateful to ICBC for supporting our ability to host a Road Safety Speaker. We proudly use many ICBC resources and are doing what we can to integrate them into all senior school grades and into different teachable areas."