SGI Safety Squad getting ready to hit the road
The SGI Safety Squad is back and ready to help make traffic safety programming fun in communities and at events across Saskatchewan.
Members of the SGI Safety Squad look forward to sharing safety messages at community events such as Treaty Days, bike safety rodeos, children's festivals, hometown fairs, car seat clinics and sports days.
The Safety Squad interacts and plays games with young people and looks for fun ways to teach important road safety lessons.
To add to the smiles, prizes are handed out to those who participate. Best of all, it's free for each community.
"On average, we receive about 120 invitations from communities all over Saskatchewan each year," said Shannon Ell, SGI's Manager of Traffic Safety Promotion. "Every year our teams log close to 40,000 km on Saskatchewan roads, and we're always looking for new communities to visit."
Each squad is made up of at least 2 team members who have been trained in many areas of traffic safety.
From May through August, the Safety Squad travels the province discussing road safety issues and providing education in an effort to reduce injuries and fatalities.
Safety lessons include learning about bicycle safety, bike helmet use, school bus safety, pedestrian safety, occupant restraints, and drinking and driving.
But it's not just for kids. The Safety Squad also offers child safety seat education for adults.
If you are interested in having the Safety Squad attend your local community event, or if you have any questions about the program, please contact Shannon Ell, Manager, Traffic Safety Promotion, at 306-775-6179.