Saturday, May 17 from 10:00AM – 3:00PM beside Firestone in the Tanglewood Mall parking lot, this FREE and fun community event will educate young and old alike on road safety laws and protect users of the road! Roanoke County P, R & T, RIDE Solutions, Virginia Tech, Safe Kids Southwest Virginia, ORIGO, local law enforcement, the Prevention Council of Roanoke County and other members of the Blue Ridge Transportation Safety Board have partnered together and invite the community to come out for a day filled with informational fun!
Virginia Tech will provide information about the technology that goes into new vehicles and encourages safety while driving. They will also conduct demonstrations that will showcase how anyone connected to a communication structure can be seen and protected while using the road.
Additionally, Safe Kids Southwest Virginia will offer nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians to assist with free car seat safety checks. ORIGO will display how drivers can remain focused behind the wheel with hands-free Bluetooth technology and the Vinton Police Department Road Bike and K-9 officers will make a special appearance. The Prevention Council of Roanoke County will promote positive choices while on the road in a car, on a bike, or while walking. First Team Auto Mall will have new vehicles on site displaying numerous safety features consumers should be looking for when choosing their next vehicle. As well as, Star City Powersports will have new motorcycles with safety features along with safety gear promoting safe motorcycle riding.
RIDE Solutions will once again host the bicycle rodeo to conduct bicycle safety training for kids and adults, offer bicycle helmet giveaways and fittings, games and prizes! The bicycle rodeo is an exciting experience for children of any age and participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own bicycle and helmet to the event.
With experts on hand to educate the community as well as kid-friendly attractions including clowns and refreshments, Roanoke County’s Share the Road event is a fun opportunity for all citizens throughout the community to become more aware of road safety. Join Roanoke County P, R & T, RIDE Solutions, Virginia Tech, Star City Powersports, First Team Auto Mall, Safe Kids Southwest Virginia, ORIGO, local law enforcement, the Prevention Council of Roanoke County and other members of the Blue Ridge Transportation Safety Board for a day filled with fun and informative activities. For more information please call Wendi Schultz at (540) 777-6326 or visit us on the web at www.RoanokeCountyVa.gov.