Holtsville, NY – Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro and Councilman Neil Foley are working together to host an event that will improve motorists safety, instill safe bicycling habits in children and ensure participants have their child safety seats installed correctly. Many demonstrations and interactive displays from law enforcement and emergency services will be present. Just one example is peddle cars that will simulate the negative impacts of driving while intoxicated. Brookhaven Highway Safety Day is taking place Saturday, September 19th at Safety Town, located within the grounds of the Holtsville Ecology Site.
During the event a car seat inspection will take place from 8 a.m. to noon, a bicycle rodeo will be held from noon to 3 p.m. and highway safety demonstrations will be performed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All events are free.
“This is a great opportunity for residents to learn about so many different aspects of traffic safety, ranging from the correct way to install a child car seat to just how dangerous texting and driving is,” said Superintendent Losquadro. “I want to thank everyone for working together and holding this event in the best interest of public safety.”
“One of the best things you can do for your family is make sure you get home safely,” said Councilman Neil Foley. “I strongly recommend residents participate in this event and listen to all of the advice being offered from the law enforcement and emergency services experts. It has been very gratifying working with Superintendent Losquadro to host this event for Brookhaven residents.”
Certified technicians from the EAC Network, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, Suffolk County Police Department and Brookhaven Highway Department will be on site to inspect car seats and provide parents with essential information about child passenger safety. Inspections are by appointment only.
During the Bicycle Safety Rodeo instructors will teach children how to develop strong safety habits at a young age. Children who participate will get to use their bicycles within the miniature village located at Safety Town, where they can experience first-hand how to apply what they learn from instructors. Free bicycle helmets will be available for qualifying residents on a first come, first served basis. Participants must bring their own bikes.
Members of the Holtsville Fire Department, Suffolk County Police Department, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, Long Island ABATE and Empire State Motorcycle Safety Education Program will also conduct highway safety demonstrations and provide useful information. Through simulators residents will be able to experience first-hand the dangers of texting and drinking and driving.
For further information or to schedule a child car seat inspection, please call Safety Town at (631) 363-3770.