Distracted driving is a major concern on our roadways. However, it is even more concerning with the youth population: 15-19% of all fatal crashes involving teen drivers are a result of distracted driving. Please join Safe Communities Wellington County in raising awareness and promotiong the 2018 "What Distracted Driving Means to Me" Video Contest and encouage our youth to further learn about the dangers of Distracted Driving. Download the rules and release forms here.
The vision of Safe Communities Wellington County as part of Parachute is “To make Wellington County, the safest and healthiest place in which to live, learn, work and thrive in Canada.”
A safe community is one that promotes safe and healthy behaviours and protects people from hurt and harm. The Safe Communities Wellington Committee, with representatives from local municipal councils, emergency services, public health, school boards and other stakeholders with an interest in making Wellington County a safe place to live, made it their goal to have Wellington County designated as a Safe Community.
Our seven Injury Categories are:
- Motor Vehicle (On / Off Road) - All on road motor vehicle collisions (cars, buses, motorcycle etc), all off road motor vehicle collisions (ATV, snowmobile etc)
- Intentional Self Harm - All purposely self-inflicted injuries hanging, drug overdoses etc (suicides and attempted suicides)
- Accidental Poisonings
- Pedestrian and Cyclists
- Sports and Recreation
- Agricultural, Machinery & Tools
If you or your organization are interested in getting involved with Safe Communities Wellington County, please contact Program Co-ordinator Christine Veit by email or by phone at 226-820-1413.
Updated January 29, 2018