On average, three youth are killed and 1,160 injured in the Lower Mainland during April, May, and June every year. Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are no exception.
That’s why ICBC kicked off its road safety speaker program at Garibaldi Secondary in Maple Ridge to connect with high school students as they head into the grad party season.
Kevin Brooks spoke to Garibaldi Secondary students on Wednesday.
From his wheelchair, Kevin told the story of how he lost his friend one Saturday night while driving drunk in Surrey. Tens of thousands of young people follow him and his story on his blog, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
For the past 16 years, ICBC road safety speakers have been sharing their stories with more than 50,000 B.C. high school students every year.
“ICBC road safety speakers’ presentations always give our students the opportunity to reflect not only on their own behaviour, but also on the behaviour of their friends and family,” said Grant Frend, Garibaldi Secondary principal. “Every speaker who shares their story has a lasting impact on our community.”
Find video clips of each speaker and more details on their presentations on icbc.com.