Thursday, March 25, 2010

Step Out for Safety

This is a news release from LVMPD:

Sheriff Gillespie to Speak at “Step Out for Safety” Walk/Run for Seatbelt Awareness

Last year Metro lost two police officers who were in vehicle accidents while not wearing seatbelts. Sheriff Gillespie is determined to make sure that doesn’t happen again, and that all drivers understand the importance of buckling up.
As part of its seatbelt awareness campaign, Metro is partnering in the 3rd Annual “Step Out for Safety” walk/run on Saturday March 27, 2010 at UMC’s Trauma parking lot. The walk is not a fundraiser, but rather an awareness event. Activities will include a one mile fun walk, a three mile run, and a separate children’s course with McGruff the crime dog. There will be safety information and resources, free prize drawings, and a DJ. Participation in the event is FREE!

Registration is at 9:30 a.m. The walk will begin at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited to come out, have a nice walk or run, and support this important awareness campaign.

The 3rd Annual Step Out for Safety event is sponsored by the Adam Thomas Health & Safety Foundation, UMC Trauma Center, LVMPD, Safe Community Partnership, Think First Nevada, Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, and the Governor’s Advisory Board on Traumatic Brain Injury. The emcee will be Tom Hawley from Channel 3.

The goal of this collective group is to decrease fatalities from unbelted drivers, and reduce the cost of rehabilitation and long-term care of unbelted car crash victims.

“People need to buckle up every time they get in a car,” says Gillespie. “Sporadic seatbelt use just isn’t good enough. The one time you don’t wear it may be the time it would have saved your life.”

For more information visit or call (702) 581-8150.

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