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  Students Help Educate Drivers

Jul 15, 2011 12:03 ET

Members of the 2011 Youth In Policing (YIP) initiative, alongside DRP officers, were out in force July 13 to educate motorists on the dangers of speeding.

Students from our summer program helped conduct radar enforcement at Hwy.2 and Clarington Blvd. in Bowmanville. Any motorist who was caught speeding was given the option of receiving a ticket or hearing an essay on the importance of safe driving and the effects it can have on their lives.

“This collaboration reminds both the students and the drivers they speak to that driving a vehicle is a privilege and not a right,” said Katie Zeppieri, Program Director for DRP’s Youth In Policing program.

The motorists were impressed on how well the students were able to get their message across. “I’m going to get my licence soon and I am making the choice to be a safe driver,” said YIP teen Stacey Kearney.

The experience, which allows students and police to interact in a positive environment, was organized in lead up to the 2011 Provincial Youth Forum on July 26 at the Milestone Centre in Ajax. The day will consist of dynamic guest speakers and interactive workshops that aim to build leadership skills. To reserve your spot at this year’s Forum, please email youthinpolicing@drps.ca

Below are attached files.
radar thumb (JPG file, 42.2K bytes)
Cst. Keith Richards explains the day's events (JPG file, 1,479.1K bytes)
Cst. Dawna Murray shows a YIP student how to use a radar gun (JPG file, 870.4K bytes)
Cst. Stacey Sullivan listens to a YIP student's speech (JPG file, 1,110.4K bytes)
Speeding essay presented by YIP student Stacey Kearney (DOC file, 26.0K bytes)