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Students receive award for driver safety video

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Four students from Westgate Mennonite Collegiate are being recognized for their work involving teenage driver safety.

Jackson Peters, Declan Moulden, Richelle Burchill and Dayle Kroeker-Tom received an award this morning for their public service announcement video entitled Message Not Received.

The video was created for the Is it Worth It? campaign, a national initiative to alert teens about the dangers of distracted, impaired and aggressive driving. The award is being handed out by Parachute, a national charitable organization whose purpose is to increase injury prevention awareness and keep Canadians safe.

According to Parachute, young people between the ages of 16 and 24 make up 13 per cent of Canada’s drivers but account for 24 per cent of the country’s traffic deaths.

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