Parker Thompson, a 20-year old race car driver from Red Deer, Alberta has entered his fourth year with his distracted driving campaign in partner with Global Traffic Group. The purpose of Drive to Stay Alive is to educate junior high to high school students about the dangers of distracted driving, before they get behind the wheel.
“In racing, I know that taking my attention off the track for even a second can have serious consequences, and it’s no different when driving on our roads and highways. By educating a new generation of North Americans about the dangers of distracted driving, we can prevent a lot of collisions before they happen.”
Parker is on a mission to travel across North America to provide his peers with the best practices on staying focused when they get behind the wheel. Thompson has already spoken to over 100,000 students in North America about the dangers of distracted driving, and by the end of 2018 he will have visited over to 200 High Schools.