About Drugs and Driving
Drugs and Driving is a collaborative project led by the Centre for Addictions Research of BC (University of Victoria) and 7th Floor Media (Simon Fraser University). The project is designed to promote literacy about the impact of alcohol and other drugs on driving and to engage young people in creating healthy communities. Production of this site has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada. The project partners include BC Ministry of Health, BCAA Road Safety Foundation, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, and ICBC. The specific objectives are:
- To raise the awareness of young drivers about substance impaired driving,
- To promote a broad social ownership of the problem among the general population, and
- To cultivate social support for young drivers that supports positive behaviour.
The program involves this website with interactive learning activities, a learning resource to support classroom activities in Planning 10 and a guide to support complementary activities in the community.
The Good to Go? mobile app
Drugs and Driving also includes the mobile app Good to Go?, which is available for iOS devices. Good to Go? enables young drivers to learn about the effects of various impairments on their driving in an entertaining and engaging way. The Good to Go? quiz estimates the effects of a userís substance intake and emotional state on their driving ability, then demonstrates those effects through short descriptions and animations.
Download the iOS app here.
To comment on the app, ask questions or make suggestions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to BC Curriculum
This classroom module addresses the following prescribed learning outcomes (PLOs) in Planning 10
Health, Healthy Living
- analyse factors that influence health (e.g., physical activity, nutrition, stress management)
Health, Health Information
- analyse health information for validity and personal relevance
- evaluate the potential effects of an individual's health-related decisions on self, family, and community
- analyse strategies for preventing substance misuse (e.g., recognizing influences, accessing accurate information, applying informed decision-making skills)
- analyse individual/societal practices associated with road-related risk reduction and injury prevention (e.g., obeying speed limits, wearing seatbelts, driver education)
Health, Healthy Relationships
- demonstrate an understanding of skills needed to build and maintain healthy relationships (e.g., effective communication, problem solving)
Graduation Program, Job Seeking and Job Keeping
- demonstrate an understanding of employability skills (e.g., communication, problem solving, teamwork)
Graduation Program, Employment Standards and Workplace Safety
- demonstrate an awareness of the legal rights and responsibilities of employers and employees
- analyse practices associated with work-related risk reduction and injury prevention (e.g., safety training, hazard recognition, risk management, communication)
What is involved in being a pilot school?
Pilot schools agree to:
- teach the 6-session module in all or most of their Planning 10 classes
- submit anonymous student projects, completed assessment rubrics and documentation of the strategies developed by participating classes provide feedback from the teachers facilitating the module
- facilitate a student focus group and a parent focus group