Burnaby, British Columbia – The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) is offering a series of workshops for parents to learn the risks and needs faced by their teenagers as they learn how to drive.

Car crashes are the number-one cause of death and serious injury among drivers aged 16 to 20 in the province. Teenagers represent only 6.5 per cent of the driving population, but account for 13.4 per cent of those involved in car crashes. Research indicates that these crashes can be reduced by up to one-third when parents are actively involved in their teenager’s driving education.

The BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation’s In the Driver’s Seat workshops are designed for parents, grandparents and caregivers, and are held at high schools and workplaces around the province.

Upcoming workshops are:

Saanich – February 9, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Regional High School, 880 Mackenzie
To register, call 250-479-1414 or e-mail Saville@telus.net

Victoria (Saanich SD) – February 10, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Claremont Secondary, 4980 Wesley Road
To register, e-mail franklinmurphy@shaw.ca

Mission – February 24, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Heritage Park Secondary Cafeteria, 33700 Prentis Avenue
To register, call Kerry at 604-826-2346 or e-mail kerrycunningham@shaw.ca

Surrey (Cloverdale) – February 25, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary Library, 6151-180 Street
To register, call the school at 604-574-7407

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