Road safety event a smashing success
The event called “Sweet Life Road Show”.
"Sweet Life Road Show" at Port Colborne High School It’s all about safety this week and Port Colborne High School, under the co-ordination of staff advisor Lori Iannetti, answered the call with an event called “Sweet Life Road Show”.
Joined by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), the Ontario Trucking Association, Arrive Alive, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Niagara Regional Police, and Drive for Life, students were treated to safety demonstrations of various descriptions, including a roll-over demonstration courtesy of CAA equipment. “Preventable crashes kill more teens than anything else.
The Sweet Life Road Show is a free high school event that brings communities together to teach teens about the biggest risks. Then they strategize how to stay safe, in a fun, interactive way. Our teens say they would never learn this anywhere else – and they’re right,” says Anne Marie Hayes, president, Teens Learn to Drive Inc., and creator of The Sweet Life Road Show. Sponsored by CAA and the Ministry of Transportation, Hayes’s commitment to safety was clearly evident as students filled the auditorium, listening to every word. Outside, Rob Knight of the OPP and David O’Neill and Jim Jack of the Ontario Trucking Association were holding safety demonstrations gathering exclamations from students as they watched.
This year’s North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, now in its 18th year, is well represented by this incredible event. The goal of NAOSH Week activities and events is to focus the attention of all stakeholders on this important topic and encourage them to equip themselves with tools, information and knowledge, educate each other with positive attitudes and behaviours that will convey commitment and confidence at work, at home and in the community.
Video coverage for the event can be seen here
Well done Port Colborne High School!