National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) is taking place in Canada to help reduce distracted driving and teach teens about driving safely.

The annual event led by national charity Parachute, which runs from October 16 to 22, is calling on teens to recognize that #DrivingTakes100 – 100-per-cent concentration.

Supported by Desjardins Insurance and CN, the awareness week aims to educate teens on driving without distraction, drug or alcohol impairment, speeding and aggression.

“In fatal crashes, drivers aged 20 to 25 were more likely to be distracted than all other age groups, followed by drivers aged 16 to 19,” said Pamela Fuselli, President and CEO, Parachute.

“NTDSW wants to help put a stop to these preventable deaths by bringing awareness to the serious issue of distracted driving among teens and young adults.”

During the campaign, teens, parents and influencers will be participating in NTDSW promotions and activities across Canadian communities. Educating teens about distracted, drunk, drug-impaired and aggressive driving, as well as rail safety and the dangers of speeding, are part of the 2022 NTDSW campaign.

More information about National Teen Driver Safety Week can be found on the Parachute website.