About the SMARTRISK-State Farm® partnership
While a driver’s licence is a route to independence for many Canadian teenagers, car crashes are also the leading cause of death for young people between 15 and 20 years of age. SMARTRISK and State Farm are working together to help bring those numbers down.
SMARTRISK’s partnership with State Farm focuses on teenagers and safe driving programs.
State Farm has been working closely with SMARTRISK to adapt its award winning No Regrets program to an online environment, so that more schools across Canada will be able to participate. State Farm’s investment has also helped SMARTRISK develop new resources tailored to teens and driving, which are now available on this site.
In 1997, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company in the U.S. formed a research partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, to learn why motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and disability in children over age 1. This partnership, Partners for Child Passenger Safety, conducts research to determine how and why children are injured or killed.
State Farm wished to adapt this idea to Canada with the goal of delivering a signature youth injury prevention program unique to this country. This two-part program will research the topic of risky teen driving behaviour and will provide viable methods and tools that will help students learn to change their attitudes and behaviours about risky driving.
About State Farm
State Farm has always had a strong tradition of working in communities to make roads and neighbourhoods safer. They are a leading Canadian corporation that understands the importance of changing youth behaviours to reduce injury and save lives.
State Farm has been serving Canadians since 1938. It is the fifth largest auto insurer, and eighth largest property and casualty insurer in Canada. State Farm’s 500+ Canadian agents and 1,400+ employees provide insurance and financial services in Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick.
For more information, please visit www.StateFarm.ca