Traffic Safety Expo to be Held at Lakewood Ranch

(Bradenton, Fla. Dec. 17, 2007)  - Community Traffic Safety Teams (CTST) of Manatee and Sarasota counties will present a Traffic Safety Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at Manatee Community College (MCC) Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway East. It is the first CTST Traffic Safety Expo held in Florida.

The event will feature booths, panel discussions and demonstrations addressing traffic safety issues and pedestrian, bicycle, child and school bus safety. Visitors may renew driver licenses and purchase official Florida Identification cards at a Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Flow Mobile unit. Other amenities include:

  • Free, properly fitted bicycle helmets;
  • Infant car seat checks to ensure proper installation; and
  • Fire and Rescue demonstration of extraction of car-crash victim.

CTST members include representatives from law enforcement, fire and rescue, pedestrian and bicycle safety, child safety, the Florida Department of Transportation, DUI school, preventative red light running instruction, local and county traffic engineering, political representatives, traffic safety education, public educators, school bus safety, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and private citizens. The Expo is designed to provide a forum for discussion of all traffic-related issues.

For more information about the Traffic Safety Expo, call Pat McCabe, director, MCC Traffic Safety Institute, at (941) 752-5601.

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