Local high school students can get their 40 hours of community service as Vision Zero Youth Network (VZYN) Ambassadors during the upcoming school year.
The Teens Learn to Drive Team (TL2D) is recruiting ambassadors now.
Those selected will work with the TL2D team, police and other partners to make roads safer by closing the knowledge gap for young drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
In addition to the community service hours, the program provides ambassadors with a $500 scholarship, hands-on experience and access to mentoring.
Ministry studies show, in 2019 about 62 per cent of all new drivers did not take a driver’s ed course. Instead, these drivers learned from family or friends, who may not be aware of current best practices.
Students can click here and fill out the online form to apply.
To find out more about Durham’s Vision Zero initiative, click here.