June 14, 2012
As graduates are excitedly counting down their final days of high school, ICBC is asking parents to help the celebrations by making sure their teens plan ahead to get home safely. Every year, on average, 1,770 youth are injured and 11 are killed during the April, May and June grad season in B.C.
The following regional releases were issued offering tips for parents to help keep their graduates safe:
“We want youth to celebrate their accomplishments, and parents can help to ensure they do it safely. We don’t want any family to suffer a tragedy, so we’re asking parents to talk to their grads and make sure they plan ahead for a safe ride home."
— Kevin Falcon, Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier
“No one ever talked to me about things like what it was like to walk through a funeral home with my best friend’s parents, picking out caskets for their only daughter."
— Heather Charlton, ICBC road safety speaker