TIRF to update Young and New Driver Resource Centre Website

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August, 2011 – The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) is pleased to announce it will update and expand its Young and New Driver Resource Centre (YNDRC) website (www.yndrc.tirf.ca).

Launched in May 2008, the Centre, initially developed with funding from Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI),� is a one-stop shop on young and new driver issues that is designed for parents, young and novice drivers, researchers, and policymakers. It contains in-depth information on graduated driver licensing (GDL) and driver education programs, research, and other young driver safety initiatives that are available in Canada.

As a result of additional funding, new materials will soon be available through the site in electronic and printed formats. These materials will be designed to help young drivers and their parents increase their knowledge of how young drivers are affected by a variety of road safety issues including fatigue, distraction, impairment, speeding, seatbelt use, as well as strategies to mitigate these risks.

In addition, information regarding each province�s driver education and graduated driver licensing (GDL) programs will be updated, and social media and sharing platforms will be integrated into the site.

Whether trying to learn more about your province�s GDL program, looking for help selecting a driving school, or just looking for the facts on ways to reduce the risks to young drivers, the Centre will contain something for everyone.

The update and expansion of the YNDRC website was made possible via a private contribution to TIRF. Work on the website will begin Summer 2011.

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Click here to learn more about the project.

About TIRF

Established in 1964, TIRF’s mission is to reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries. As a national, independent, charitable road safety institute, TIRF designs, promotes, and implements effective programs and policies, based on sound research. TIRF is a registered charity and depends on grants, contracts, and donations to provide services for the public. Visit us online at www.tirf.ca.