Lacombe County emphasizes traffic safety to local students

A member of the Blackfalds RCMP demonstrates a radar gun to students during Lacombe County's inaugural Traffic Safety Day at the Lacombe County Administration Building on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Supplied

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Lacombe County welcomed more than 600 local students to its inaugural Traffic Safety Day On September 19, 2019.

By bringing local safety and enforcement presenters, the county gave students an up-close look at the many aspects of traffic safety, such as dangerous driving, bus safety, speeding, emergency response, and railway safety.

“Traffic safety is important for kids of all ages, whether they are taking the bus for the first time, or taking their car for a drive,” explained Dave Lahucik, Lacombe County School Resource Officer. “Equally as important are the relationships that the kids make with our local partners.”

In addition to the Lacombe County Enforcement team, Traffic Safety Day presenters included:

  • Alberta Sheriffs
  • Blackfalds RCMP
  • CP Railway Police (Edmonton and Calgary detachments)
  • Keen Towing & Recovery (Bentley)
  • Lacombe Fire Department
  • Lacombe Police Service
  • NOVA Chemicals EMS
  • Town of Blackfalds Enforcement
  • Wolf Creek Public Schools Transportation

Members of the Lacombe Fire Dept. talk to students about safety during Lacombe County’s inaugural Traffic Safety Day at the Lacombe County Administration Building on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Supplied

Students pass around a firefighter helmet during Lacombe County’s inaugural Traffic Safety Day at the Lacombe County Administration Building on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Supplied

A look at the Lacombe County Administration Building off Hwy 12 west of Lacombe during Lacombe County’s inaugural Traffic Safety Day for students on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Supplied

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