Scarborough Community Safety Week

By Constable Gary Gomez,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 3:19 p.m. October 17, 2016

A road safety event will be held in Scarborough this week to help drivers, cyclists and pedestrians stay safe on the roads.

42 Division Scarborough Safety Week Information
Poster for Safety Week in Scarborough

The Road Safety event will be held at Woodside Square on Wednesday, October 19, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., and include displays and presentations on how to stay safe on the road.

This event will feature displays and presentations from Toronto Police Service, Toronto Fire, Toronto Paramedic Service, Ontario Provincial Police, Victim Services Toronto, M.A.D.D. Canada, the Ford Motor Company of Canada, the Ministry of Transportation, Accident Awareness, Toronto Public Health, the Insurance Bureau of Canada, C.A.A., the Ontario Safety League, the DriveWise Driver Training Agency and iNAVIGAIT, a Seniors Pedestrian Safety Program developed by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. 

We are pleased to have a special guest speaker  Sara Gill, who is a motor vehicle collision survivor and a member of the P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth) program.

Topics will include Seatbelt/Car Seat Safety, Bicycle Safety, Distracted and Impaired Driving and Seniors Pedestrian Safety.

The event is being hosted by 42 Division, in conjunction with the Toronto East Quadrant – Local Immigration Partnership (TEQ-LIP) and Woodside Square Mall Property Management.

Ford Motor Company of Canada will bring its award-winning Driving Skills for Life program which is available to licenced drivers.  Drivers will be able to experience the dangers of distracted and impaired driving in a controlled environment.

Light refreshments will be available as well as free parking.

For more information, please contact Police Constable Gary Gomez at (416) 808-4220 or at gary.gomez@torontopolice.on.ca

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