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Driver, traffic safety expo tomorrow

Rory Daley

Friday, June 15, 2012    

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FOR a third year, Grennell's Driving School is hosting a driver and traffic safety expo at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre this Saturday.

The starting time is 10 am.

According to Alphonso Grennell, managing director of Grennell's Driving School, the event — dubbed 012 Jamaica Driver & Traffic Safety Expo — was borne out of his personal experience.

"I can say the subconscious inspiration was the pain my family experienced when I lost my brother in a car crash at a young age," he told Auto. "Finally, in 2009 I felt it was necessary to bring the road safety message to the forefront."

Saturday's expo plans to educate patrons on road safety through a host of methods, including personal experiences and displays.

"The keynote speaker will be Dr Sawh, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Falafha Fitz-Henley, a double amputee, who lost her legs in a car accident will also speak."

Grennell hopes that their tales of dealing with the effects of road accident trauma will resonate with the audience.

Grennell will host a defensive driving seminar, giving practical advice on how to handle oneself behind the wheel and there will be a public forum to discuss any

relevant topic.

"Members of the National Road Safety Council; Senior Superintendent Radcliffe Lewis, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Traffic department; and experts from JAGAS [Jamaica/German Automotive School] will all participate in the forum."

The expo will, however, not be only about road safety, as it will feature an entertainment package.

"We have an excellent entertainment package, with rides for the children, and musical performers in line with our Jamaica 50 theme, all free thanks to our wonderful sponsors."

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