What is Accident Awareness Inc.?
Educating the public about highway safety since 1993.
Accident Awareness Inc. is committed to educating the public to the dreadful realities of fatal motor vehicle collisions, how quickly they can occur and the grim aftermath that always accompanies these tragedies.
We accomplish this task through innovative crash displays, digital presentations, videos and large exhibition shows.
Accident Awareness Inc is a Not for Profit corporation. Founded in 2002 it is devoted to the prevention of motor vehicle collisions through education. Our Presenters are fully qualified collision experts and each of our presentations are geared to the type of audience we are trying to reach. Our vision statement says it all clearly : Accident Awareness Inc. is committed to educating the public to the dreadful realities of fatal motor vehicle collisions, how quickly they can occur and the grim aftermath that always accompanies these tragedies.
We continually strive to meet this objective through innovative crash displays, digital presentations, videos and large exhibition shows. Our slogan, “Survive the day”, reinforces our vision statement. Out school programs are completly free to all schools attending. These Elementary, High School and Senior Presentations are completely free.
Who is Accident Awareness
Bob Annan a retired, veteran Police Officer, served thirty eight years between the Toronto Police Service and the Durham Regional Police Service. During his time in policing, Bob became the lead officer in what was known as the Hit and Run Squad. He was the first Reconstructionist in the Durham Service where fatalities and serious collisions were added to his responsibilities within the Hit and Run Unit. In 1993 Bob met John and the two decided that more needed to be done to educate the public to the horrors of fatalities. Thus, the Accident Awareness event of 1993 was born. Utilizing 41,000 sq. feet of display space, the officers constructed a small town complete with roads and working traffic lights. Visitors were invited in to have a look at what the emergency services do when out at collision sites. Over 35000 people came to the three day event, proving that the public was interested in how to prevent the deaths on our roads. Bob realized that education was paramount in the prevention of fatalities and when used in conjunction with enforcement, could actually reduce collisions at different sites.
John Hinds is currently a Sgt. within a major police service within the Greater Toronto Area. His background, and a major part of his career, has been dealing with traffic, more specifically, as a level 4 Reconstructionist, the investigation of fatal motor vehicle collisions. During his twenty eight plus years in policing, John has investigated more than his share of fatalities that happened on streets, parking lots, fields and parks. He met Bob Annan in 1993 and together the officers put on the first ever Accident Awareness Event. Born out of necessity, this large event was to educate and show the public the horrors of a motor vehicle collision. The impact was immediate and showed John that education in concert with enforcement was the proper proactive approach to traffic mishaps. He and Bob Teamed up and developed a program, every bit as hard hitting as was the original event. This presentation was taken to high schools, throughout Durham Region and later all of Ontario. Well versed and well spoken, John continues today, working with Bob, developing new and improved programs for high school students and now for the general public.