October 2, 2013

High school kick-off for Distraction-Free 23 event

Allstate Canada has partnered with Rick Hansen Secondary School to organize and host the Distraction-Free 23 event. The event will begin at 1 p.m. on Thurday, Oct. 3 and end on Friday, Oct. 4 at noon.

Distraction-Free 23 is a near day-long event (23 hours) where students and staff will stay overnight at school to show Canada how important it is to Just Drive. Students and staff will sacrifice their technolgy distractions (phones, MP3 players, tablets, laptops, televisions, video game consoles, etc.) to deliver the message to Canadians that distracted driving kills.

Sandra Dussiaume, principal at Rick Hansen, along with students will be on CBC Metro Morning on Thursday, Oct. 3, to talk about the Distraction Free 23 event. Listen to CBC Radio One between 5:30 and 9 a.m.

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