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Posted on: October 5, 2017

4th Annual Brookhaven Highway Safety Day a Success

Children on bikes with parents in mock bicycle safety town

Holtsville, NY – The fourth annual Brookhaven Highway Safety Day drew hundreds of Brookhaven residents and families. During the event, attendees enjoyed safety demonstrations from participating law enforcement and emergency service experts. In addition, several dozen car seats were inspected for safety while more than 100 children participated in a bicycle rodeo through Safety Town.

“It is very gratifying to see the extraordinary response from Brookhaven residents who attended Highway Safety Day,” said Superintendent Losquadro. “More than 100 children received hands-on bicycle safety instruction after their helmets and bicycles were inspected. And, in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Seat Check Saturday, our certified technicians inspected and fitted more than 30 car seats. I am proud to offer this annual event to Brookhaven residents in an ongoing effort to encourage and promote safe habits while traveling our roadways.”

Councilman Foley said, “Highway Safety Day is a great opportunity for all parents to make sure their children are safe in the car and on their bikes. This is a program that saves lives and I thank Superintendent Losquadro for making highway safety a priority in Brookhaven Town.”

Hosted by the Highway Department’s division of traffic safety, Brookhaven Highway Safety Day is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with a grant from the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. This year’s participating organizations included the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office; the Suffolk County Police Department; Suffolk County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services; Long Island Rail Road; and Long Island ABATE.

The Brookhaven Highway Department holds monthly car seat inspections, as well as various traffic safety-related events and classes at Safety Town throughout the year. For more information, call 631-363-3770.

Children on four wheel bikes practicing safe biking

Daniel P. Losquadro - Highway Superintendent

1140 Old Town Road

Coram, NY 11727

Phone 631-451-9200

Fax 631-732-2584

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