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ICBC speakers connecting with Southern Interior youth to prevent crashes and save lives during grad season

April 21, 2017


For the 20th year, ICBC's road safety speakers are touring B.C. high schools to share their own heart-wrenching stories with students to remind them of the tragic and life-changing consequences of taking risks while driving.

On average, nine youth (aged 16 to 21) are killed and 1,100 injured in crashes each year in the Southern Interior.* Car crashes remain the number one preventable cause of death for youth in B.C.

ICBC is committed to supporting youth in developing strong decision-making skills on the road to help prevent crashes and save lives. Over the past two decades, ICBC's road safety speakers have been sharing their stories with approximately 50,000 B.C. high school students every year.

You can find video clips of the speakers and more details on their presentations on ICBC also invests in various road safety programs for students including K-10 school curriculum and B.C.'s graduated licensing program.

Editor's Note: Media are invited to the following upcoming presentations throughout the Southern Interior.

  • April 24 – Golden Secondary, Ted Swan at 1:15 p.m.
  • April 24 – Revelstoke Secondary, Ted Swan at 9 a.m.
  • April 25 – Mount Baker Secondary, Cranbrook, Ted Swan at 2 p.m.
  • April 28 – LV Rogers Secondary, Nelson, Ted Swan at 12:45 p.m.
  • May 8 – Merritt Secondary, Ted Swan at 8:30 a.m.
  • May 9 – Kalamalka Secondary, Coldstream, Heidi Cave at 1:40 p.m.
  • May 9 – Westsyde Seconday, Kamloops, Heidi Cave at 1:42 p.m.
  • May 9 – South Kamloops Secondary, Graham Dodd at 10 a.m.
  • May 10 – South Kamloops Secondary, Graham Dodd at 8:35 a.m.
  • May 11 – Chase Secondary, Graham Dodd at 11:30 a.m.
  • May 11 – Penticton Secondary, Heidi Cave at 1:55 p.m.
  • May 11 – Princess Margaret, Heidi Cave at 11:45 a.m.
  • May 12 – Princeton Secondary, Ted Swan at 9:45 a.m.

Please contact ICBC road safety coordinator, Christine Kirby at 250-979-4622, to confirm event 24 hours prior to attending, as dates and times are subject to changes. Please check in at the school upon arriving for a presentation.

*Note: Police-reported data based on the five-year average from 2011 to 2015.

Media contact

Lindsay Olsen