Fifteen to nineteen percent of all fatal crashes involving teen drivers are a result of distracted driving.  Teenagers also represent 12% of the driving population, but represent 20% of our road collisions.  Please join Safe Communities Wellington County in raising awareness about distracted driving through the Wellington County Distracted Driving Video Contest for all Wellington County Youth, 19 years of age and under.  Please read the RULES AND COMPLETE THE RELEASE FORM and CONTEST ENTRY FORM before submitting your video by April 18, 2019.

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:

  1. Motor Vehicle (On / Off Road) - All on road motor vehicle collisions (cars, buses, motorcycle etc), all off road motor vehicle collisions (ATV, snowmobile etc)
  2. Falls
  3. Intentional Self Harm - All purposely self-inflicted injuries hanging, drug overdoses etc (suicides and attempted suicides)
  4. Accidental Poisonings
  5. Pedestrian and Cyclists
  6. Sports and Recreation
  7. 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 28, 2019