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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Brookhaven Highway Department Offers Free Safety Programs this Spring

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Farmingville, NY – Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Daniel Losquadro is announcing several free safety programs being offered to Town of Brookhaven residents this spring.

The Traffic Safety Department is hosting a Child Safety Seat Check on Friday, May 14, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Miller Place Fire Department, 220 Miller Place-Yaphank Road in Miller Place. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, along with certified technicians from the Brookhaven Highway Department, will be on hand to inspect car seats and make sure children are riding in the right car seats for their age and size as they grow.

On Saturday, May 22, the Brookhaven Highway Department will host a Bicycle Rodeo at Safety Town, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville. The event encourages children to learn how to safely ride their bikes in a mock-roadway, kid-sized setting. Participants of all ages will be evaluated and given feedback on their own bicycle-handling abilities, after proper bicycle safety skills are demonstrated. Participants are required to bring their own helmets and bicycles; both will be inspected for safety. The rain date for this event is Sunday, May 23.

As we begin to approach the stretch of “100 deadliest days” of the summer driving season when the average number of deadly teen driver crashes climbs 15 percent, the Brookhaven Highway Department will offer a Teen Driver Safety Program at Safety Town on Wednesday, June 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Teenagers 15 and older and their parents are invited to participate in an interactive experience exhibiting the dangers of texting or drinking and driving. During this intense, real-life program, certified instructors with many years of defensive driving and accident investigation experience will talk with participants about the importance of developing safe habits when traveling the roadways. Teens will then use electric cars to complete obstacle courses designed to simulate driving while texting and impaired.

Due to COVID restrictions, all events are by appointment only; no walk-ins will be permitted. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Call 631-363-3770 to reserve your spot.

All programs are funded in part by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with a grant from the New York State Governors Traffic Safety Committee.

Caption: The Brookhaven Highway Department is offering free safety programs including a Child Safety Seat Check, Bicycle Rodeo and Teen Driver Safety class. Call 631.363.3770 to reserve your spot today.

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