Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving focuses on safety at crash scenes and prevention of first responder critical incident stress

Anatomy of a Road Crash fact sheet

See link in press release to download CCDD Anatomy of a Road Crash
See link in press release to download CCDD Anatomy of a Road Crash
See link in press release to download CCDD Anatomy of a Road Crash

The Impact of Road Crashes on First Responders & Communities: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Critical Incident Stress fact sheet

See link in press release to download CCDD The Impact of Road Crashes on First Responders & Communities: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Critical Incident Stress
See link in press release to download CCDD The Impact of Road Crashes on First Responders & Communities: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Critical Incident Stress
See link in press release to download CCDD The Impact of Road Crashes on First Responders & Communities: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Critical Incident Stress

‘The Road’ © Kylee Bowman 2020

See link in press release to view ‘The Road’ © Kylee Bowman 2020
See link in press release to view ‘The Road’ © Kylee Bowman 2020
See link in press release to view ‘The Road’ © Kylee Bowman 2020

OTTAWA, Oct. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) released Anatomy of a Road Crash and The Impact of Road Crashes on First Responders & Communities: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Critical Incident Stress in acknowledgement of National First Responders Day. These fact sheets were produced by the Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving (CCDD), an initiative of TIRF, Drop It And Drive® (DIAD) and The Co-operators.

Each year, collisions on Canadian roads have devastating consequences for communities across the country, and distracted driving is a contributing factor in one in four fatalities. Concern understandably centres on the victims, families and communities who are directly impacted. But the immediate and long-term consequences for first responders, including police, fire and paramedics, who attend crash scenes is not always recognized.

“Police services and first responders are committed to protecting the lives and safety of everyone on the roads, regardless of circumstances. These professionals willingly place themselves in harm’s way to enforce traffic laws and mitigate loss of life when crashes occur,” says Robyn Robertson, President & CEO, TIRF. “First responders attend far too many crash scenes throughout their career and carry with them the tragic outcomes every day. Their contribution to the CCDD National Action Plan on distracted driving was vital to prevent other Canadian families from experiencing such losses.”

Between 2013 and 2017, there were 8,573 fatal collisions which claimed 9,436 lives and 582,067 injury collisions resulting in serious and minor injuries among 793,684 individuals. These crashes are not just numbers. For all of those involved, including first responders, it is very personal.

“A moment’s inattention while driving is all it takes to become part of tragedy. Having supervised more than 1,000 crashes during my career, I can attest that sitting with a family trying to explain why someone is no longer coming home, or is forever changed because of a bad choice is something you don’t forget,”, says retired Ontario Provincial Police Inspector Mark Andrews. “It is simple, really, distraction kills people. If people accept that, and accept the responsibility that driving safely is everyone’s job, we can stop the tragedies.”

Results from a 2017 national study from the

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Goldie Hawn focuses on fitness as she pedals around Pacific Palisades in an athletic black ensemble

Goldie Hawn focuses on fitness as she pedals around Pacific Palisades wearing athletic black ensemble

She’ll soon deck the halls as Mrs. Claus in the return of The Christmas Chronicles 2.

But Goldie Hawn was focused on her fitness as she pedaled around the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon. 

The 74-year-old actress rocked an all-black ensemble while soaking up the sun as she traveled around town on two wheels. 

Out and about: Goldie Hawn was focused on her fitness as she pedaled around the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon

Out and about: Goldie Hawn was focused on her fitness as she pedaled around the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon

Goldie looked ready for a brisk workout wearing a black tank top sports bra with matching leggings.

Peeks of her bright blonde hair peered out from underneath a white helmet and she wore silver framed sunglasses.

Hawn tucked what appeared to be face mask into her top as she rode a pearl white bicycle through the streets. 

Biker: The 74-year-old actress rocked an all-black ensemble while soaking up the sun as she traveled around town on two wheels

Biker: The 74-year-old actress rocked an all-black ensemble while soaking up the sun as she traveled around town on two wheels

Chic: Goldie looked ready for a brisk workout wearing a black tank top sports bra with matching leggings

Chic: Goldie looked ready for a brisk workout wearing a black tank top sports bra with matching leggings

Hawn will reprise her role as Santa’s leading lady in the upcoming Netflix sequel which will be released on Nov. 25.

In the first official trailer, ‘true believer’ teenager Kate Pierce (Darby Camp) and her pal Jack (Jahzir Bruno) find themselves unexpectedly transported to the North Pole during a family vacation with their parents. 

Oscar-nominated producer Chris Columbus (Harry Potter, Home Alone) directed and co-wrote the merry sequel with The Christmas Chronicles screenwriter Matt Lieberman.

Tis the season: Hawn will reprise her role as Santa's leading lady in the upcoming Netflix sequel which will be released on Nov. 25

Tis the season: Hawn will reprise her role as Santa’s leading lady in the upcoming Netflix sequel which will be released on Nov. 25

Adventure: In the first official trailer, 'true believer' teenager Kate Pierce (Darby Camp) and her pal Jack (Jahzir Bruno) find themselves unexpectedly transported to the North Pole during a family vacation with their parents

Adventure: In the first official trailer, ‘true believer’ teenager Kate Pierce (Darby Camp) and her pal Jack (Jahzir Bruno) find themselves unexpectedly transported to the North Pole during a family vacation with their parents

While TCC2 features Judah Lewis, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and Tyrese Gibson, Goldie’s real-life son Oliver Hudson will not be back as deceased dad Doug Pierce in flashbacks.

The 2018 original flick managed to score an eye-popping 20 million views in its first week of streaming, despite having a 67% Rotten Tomatoes rating.

‘Kurt has never had that many people see one of his movies in the first week ever,’ Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos told Business Insider in 2018.

‘That’s a testimony to what we can bring to the market for storytellers today that we couldn’t have 10 years ago…If every one of those was a movie ticket purchase, that’s a $200M opening week.’

'Kurt has never had that many people see one of his movies in the first week ever,' Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos told Business Insider in 2018

‘Kurt has never had that many people see one of his movies in the first week ever,’ Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos told Business Insider in 2018

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