MPP Yurek hosts launch of drive only . . . . never text campaign


June 6th, 2013 by Community Office

QUEEN’S PARK – Driving requires your full attention is the message of the Drive Only…Never Text awareness campaign that was launched at Queen’s Park today. MPP Jeff Yurek served as co-host as MPPs, injury specialists, accident lawyers, and insurance brokers took a pledge to put their cell phones away when behind the wheel.

After piloting the awareness campaign in Windsor, a coalition of campaign partners that include the Ontario Brian Injury Association, the Ministry of Transportation, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), Southland Insurance, and the Windsor Essex County Injury Prevention Coalition will be taking it across the province.
Catastrophic accidents arising from automobile accidents have debilitating and life-long consequences. However, these injuries can be largely prevented through a commitment to safe driving.

In an age of constant connectivity, cell phones serve as one of the biggest distractions behind the wheel. Studies show that texting while driving increases the chance of an automobile accident by 23%. Young people in particular have a propensity to text while driving.

With the launch of the Drive Only…Never Text campaign, organizers hope to encourage people to put away their cell phones when they’re driving.

The official campaign website can be found at: http://www.idontpledge.com.

Quotes:

“We need to work together to make people aware of the dangers of texting while driving. Driving deserves everyone’s fullest attention. MPPs from all party lines have committed today to being ambassadors for the Drive Only…Never Text campaign and together, we can build a culture that encourages people to put their phone away when behind the wheel.” – MPP Jeff Yurek

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June 6th, 2013 by Community Office QUEEN’S PARK – Driving requires your full attention is the message of the Drive Only…Never Text awareness campaign that was launched at Queen’s Park today. MPP Jeff Yurek served as co-host as MPPs, injury specialists, accident lawyers, and insurance brokers took a pledge to...
<span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;">June 6th, 2013 by Community Office</span> QUEEN’S PARK – Driving requires your full attention is the message of the Drive Only…Never Text awareness campaign that was launched at Queen’s Park today. MPP Jeff Yurek served as co-host as MPPs, injury specialists, accident lawyers, and insurance brokers took a pledge to put their cell phones away when behind the wheel. After piloting the awareness campaign in Windsor, a coalition of campaign partners that include the Ontario Brian Injury Association, the Ministry of Transportation, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), Southland Insurance, and the Windsor Essex County Injury Prevention Coalition will be taking it across the province. Catastrophic accidents arising from automobile accidents have debilitating and life-long consequences. However, these injuries can be largely prevented through a commitment to safe driving. In an age of constant connectivity, cell phones serve as one of the biggest distractions behind the wheel. Studies show that texting while driving increases the chance of an automobile accident by 23%. Young people in particular have a propensity to text while driving. With the launch of the Drive Only…Never Text campaign, organizers hope to encourage people to put away their cell phones when they’re driving. The official campaign website can be found at: http://www.idontpledge.com. Quotes: “We need to work together to make people aware of the dangers of texting while driving. Driving deserves everyone’s fullest attention. MPPs from all party lines have committed today to being ambassadors for the Drive Only…Never Text campaign and together, we can build a culture that encourages people to put their phone away when behind the wheel.” – MPP Jeff Yurek
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Jeff Yurek MPP

Jeff Yurek MPP

Born and raised in St. Thomas Jeff followed in his father’s footsteps and enrolled in the Pharmacy Program at the University of Toronto. Upon graduating the program in 1995, Jeff went to work at the pharmacy started by his father in 1963 eventually becoming co-owner with his brother. In this capacity, he continued to build on the Yurek Pharmacy’s sterling reputation and expanded the business into the home health care sector. His experience in pharmacy also led him to accept a position as a teaching associate with the University of Toronto’s Structured Practical Experience Program (SPEP).

Despite the busy schedule that comes from running a small business, Jeff has always remained very involved in his community. Jeff has been a dedicated member of both the Knights of Columbus and Rotary Club. He has also served as the President of the Alzheimer’s Society.

In October 2011, after a long year which included a highly contested nomination process and an eventful election, Mr. Yurek was elected as the provincial representative for the riding of Elgin-Middlesex-London. Jeff’s decision to run was largely motivated by his desire to improve the province for the sake of his daughter. Being apart of the healthcare sector, Jeff is also passionate about advocating the improvement of healthcare inOntario.

Coming from a large family, Jeff understands the importance of spending quality time with his own. Despite the frenzied schedule of the legislature, Jeff’s most important priority is his daughter Maggie and wife Jenn.

http://www.jeffyurekmpp.com/

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