The SAAQ offers teaching tools to high school teachers, police forces as well as other professionals who work with youth in order to bring students to adopt safe behaviour on the road.
The Road Safety Ambassadors program aims to name Secondary 5 students who will become road safety messengers. Peer-to-peer outreach, encouraging safe behaviours and sharing experiences and solutions are at the heart of the program.
It was launched in the Montérégie region in 2013. The initiative, developed by the Agglomération de Longueuil police department, the McGill University Health Centre and the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec, has led to the deployment of the program throughout Québec.
The ready-made documents can be easily adapted to fit the reality of each classroom.
It is possible to organize a health care facility visit to educate the ambassadors about the reality of traffic accident victims.
Visit to the Institut de réadaptation en déficience physique de Québec by the Ambassadors of the École secondaire de Rivière-du-Loup.
Road Safety Regional Advisors (To Reach Us page, see “Road safety awareness activities”)
Because a traffic accident can change a life forever, we redouble our efforts when it comes to raising awareness among 16- and 17-year-olds about the dangers of the road.
Designed for Secondary 5 students as well as professionals who work with youth, the Le pouvoir de tout changer ("The Power to Change Everything," available in French only) kit informs young people about the dangers of:
The educational material included in the Le pouvoir de tout changer kit is intended for teachers and other professionals who will be leading the activity in a classroom setting. The material includes:
The 18-minute docufiction reflects the world of 16- and 17-year-olds who may find themselves in situations where they are:
The video serves to spark group discussion and provides youth workers and other professionals with a tool that can be used as part of their awareness-raising efforts.
The guide (PDF, 1.9 MB) proposes ideas to help the person leading the activity encourage students to share their reactions to the docufiction.
The guide is provided with the DVD version.
The Power to Change Everything website presents 7 video testimonials: 4 of first responders and 3 of victims. These video clips last approximately 2 minutes each and can be viewed by the students on their own time, outside of regular classroom hours.
To motivate students to adopt responsible behaviour on the road, we created the pact for life.
By signing it, they make a commitment never to drive while impaired by alcohol, drugs or fatigue and never to get into a car with a driver who is or may be impaired.
The Pacte pour la vie (PDF, 357 KB)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards. document can be downloaded without the rest of the educational kit, printed and distributed to each student.
Poster to promote the awareness kit.
You cannot get a more concrete example than seeing what happens when a vehicle rolls over to understand the difference between being buckled up or not in a road accident.
Bouclez-la! is an interactive conference that aims to raise awareness among youth and the general public about the importance of wearing a seat belt. The conference uses a rollover simulator, that is, a car mounted on a rotating shaft, to demonstrate the consequences of not wearing seat belts in the event of a traffic accident.
Here are some of the various topics discussed during the conference:
This awareness-raising program is available to all police forces in the province. To use it, you must contact Operation Red Nose.
Feel like organizing a bike day for young people between the ages of 10 and 14? The Guide d’organisation d’une randonnée à vélo avec des jeunes (Guide to Organizing a Bike Tour with Young People – in French only) will help you plan a successful day.
The Guide d’organisation d’une randonnée à vélo avec des jeunes (PDF, 950 KB) (Guide to Organizing a Bike Tour with Young People – in French only) was specifically designed for teachers, physical educators and recreation instructors.
The guide lists:
Use the Carnet du participant (participant notebook) included with the guide to encourage your students to take part in organizing the bike tour.