CAA and Halifax Regional Police hosting Road Safety Check on South Park Street

Halifax, NS – CAA (Atlantic) and the Halifax Regional Police Department will be hosting a Road Safety Check on September 17, from 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

“CAA (Atlantic) has many Members who are drivers and cyclists, so sharing information that can help bikes and vehicles better co-exist is becoming increasingly important to us,” says Gary Howard, Vice President of Communications at CAA (Atlantic). “Our intention with this event is to reach people while they are behind the wheel, whether in their vehicle or on their bike, and remind them of easy ways to be safe and mindful of others on the road.”

During the event, Halifax Regional Police officers will perform routine road safety checks, and CAA staff will offer information to motorists and cyclists about sharing the road and avoiding common bike-car collisions.

"Our community has a lot of traffic, especially with the recent return to school and university, and it's important that everyone on the road - drivers, cyclists and pedestrians - each does their part to keep our roads safe. We must all look out for one another and share the road responsibly," says Sergeant Steve Calder, officer-in-charge of the Integrated Traffic Unit. "Everyone needs to see and be seen, and obey the laws of the road, whether they're a motorist, cyclist or pedestrian."

The Road Safety Check will take place on South Street near Victoria Park.

To learn more about CAA’s Bike Safety resources, visit www.atlantic.caa.ca/bikesafety.

About CAA

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) is a federation of nine clubs providing more than six million Members with roadside assistance, Member Rewards and comprehensive automotive and travel services. CAA also advocates on issues of concern to its Members, including: road safety, the environment, mobility, infrastructure and consumer protection.

For more information contact:

Gary Howard
Vice President, Communications
CAA (Atlantic)
ghoward@atlantic.caa.ca
506-654-6554

Claire Ryan
Manager, Public Affairs
CAA (Atlantic)
cryan@atlantic.caa.ca
506-343-5425

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