FAB impaired driving website with tons of resources

This week I continue with a love fest. Today, I am hoping y’all will join me in showing the Change the Conversation peeps some mad love!

Change the Conversation is a national education program on impaired driving in Canada created by a partnership between the Traffic Injury Research Foundationarrive alive DRIVE SOBER and the Student Life Education Company. Their goal is to share the facts about impaired driving with the public.

The website is an outstanding information resource for communities, educators and parents to use to increase awareness about impaired driving and what can be done about it.

In their Materials Section, people can download, for free, website banners (I’ll be getting mine shortly), Public Service Announcements (you can email them for the MP3 files – I did and am just waiting to receive), posters, and flash cards. Not to mention, they have an educator and parent portal for even more targeted information. How uberlicious is THAT!?!

It can be tough to sort through the prolific amount of information and research on impaired driving. In their Drinking and Driving Facts section, the organization synthesized a mass amount of information into an easy-to-read, pertinent Q&As. They touch on topics such as:

  • magnitude and characteristics of the impaired driving problem;
  • understanding the impaired driving system;
  • drinking and its effects;
  • offender programs and penalties;
  • effective strategies; and,
  • myths and misconceptions about impaired driving.

Here’s a YouTube version of one of their fab PSAs

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Be sure to show Change the Conversation your love. Like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, visit their YouTube Channel, and check out their website!

And…don’t forget to have a wee bit of FUN and visit Jenny’s Blog today where she’s hosting the ULTIMATE Missed Connection poll where you will pick your all-time fav. Why should you participate???? Well…because on Monday I am going to write a dating advice column to YOUR winning pick! I may even get hubby to give his perspective for a little His and Hers take on things. Squeeee!!! So get over there and exercise your right to VOTE!

Have you heard of the Change the Conversation website before? Do you think we need more sites like this that provide easy-access and downloadable information to increase awareness about impaired driving? Know of any other fabulous companies, websites, or organizations that rock your world – for impaired driving or other causes?

On August 1, 2009, my beautiful mother-in-law’s life was cut tragically short by an impaired driver and my stepson’s life changed forever. In honor of Donna and Jordan Kennie, please don’t drink and drive. Impaired driving is 100% preventable. Think about it.

Support MADD Canada and follow them on Facebook, Twitter (@maddcanada), YouTube, and on the Web.

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Comments

  1. Natalie, You are so right on with this discussion of impaired driving. It’s so easy to say, “We’re so sorry for your loss,” and carry on with our lives. You are a true advocate. Stay in there for the long haul–you’ll be rewarded for all you do.

  2. I think these Friday posts are SO important, Nat. You keep getting the message out. 🙂

    In the meantime, I’m rubbing my hands together in anticipation of Monday’s letter to the train wrecks starring on my blog today. Crazy. Hot. Mess. Every single one of ’em!

    • I am feeling the love today. Thank you so much Jenny. Your words of encouragement and support keep me all fired up. Woot woot!

      Hubby and I had a LONG convo yesterday (before I passed out) about what dating advice we’d give some of the contenders. It’s gonna be goooooddddd!! LOL!!

      Hot mess doesn’t even begin to touch these doozies. LOL!!

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