In an effort to make young teens into safer drivers, the Wadesboro Police Department will hosting a free Traffic Safety Awareness Day on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Wadesboro Police Department, located at 212 South Rutherford Street, and in the Ray Shelton Park parking area.
Displays will be set up representing traffic campaigns conducted by traffic officers throughout the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program Region 6, whereas these officers work together to help promote safer roadways in the region.
There will be displays such as Booze it or Lose it with the Forensic Tests for Alcohol Branch present with the BAT Mobile, a patrol car show voted on by the community, a fatal vision course to simulate drunk driving along with the presence of M.A.D.D. (Mother Against Drunk Driving), car crash displays, a seat belt convincer, and Anson County Partnership for Children will check car seats.
Everything will be open to the public to experience and learn about. Hot dogs, chips, and refreshments will also be provided free for participants.
“So please come out and let’s work together to make the roadways in Wadesboro and Anson County a safer place for everyone, especially our younger drivers,” the Wadesboro Police Department said in a release.
“As your chief of Wadesboro, I know parents play a critical role in preventing distracted drivers, so I (implore) you to take the time to attend this event with your teen drivers,” Wadesboro Chief Thedis Spencer said in the release. “There will be literature and officers present to answer questions.”