Teen drivers demonstrating safe driving habits this week may find themselves on the receiving end of a positive ticket from police.
It's Teen Driver Safety Week and SGI's Tyler McMurchy explains why the week targets teenagers.
“We know that they’re over-represented when it comes to fatal collisions and injury-causing collisions on Saskatchewan roads,” said McMurchy.
In fact, teen drivers make up about seven percent of Saskatchewan drivers but were involved in 19 percent of major injury collisions and 12 per cent of fatal collisions last year. McMurchy said teens are the drivers responsible for the collisions they are involved in 77 percent of the time.
Teens selected by police will get a windshield ice scraper and a chance to win a $250 VISA gift card.
National Teen Driver Safety Week is organized by Parachute Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to injury prevention.