These folks are watching for good cyclistsFriday, June 29, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
OPP NEWS RELEASE
2012 “ Play Safe” Bike Program
Once again, Algoma Power Inc. will partner with the Sault Ste Marie Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Anishinabek and Batchewana Police Service, Lock City Dairies, Timberland General Store, Canadian Tire and Algoma Office Equipment to encourage children to play safely.
Through this program, youth are encouraged to develop positive safety habits by wearing the proper protective equipment while enjoying outdoor activities such as riding their bicycles, roller blading, and skate boarding and general outdoor activities.
The officers are currently on the lookout for children who are playing safely and are obeying all the safety rules.
Whether kids are bicycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, swimming or playing in the play ground and doing all the right things, officers patrolling their service area may stop and present a certificate, printed courtesy of Algoma Office Equipment, to reward the child for playing safely.
A coupon is presented by the officer that is redeemable at Lock City Dairies on McNabb St. or Timberland General Store for an ice cream treat and a ballot can also be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of ten bicycles donated by Algoma Power Inc. The Canadian Tire Store will donate a helmet for each bicycle won.
The winners of the bicycles are then presented with the bike in an assembly at their school.
The Play Safe program wants you to have a happy and safe summer!
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I'm In 6/30/2012 9:13:26 AM Report
Don't do the right thing and fight crime, we as parents can teach our kids how to play,cycle safe we don't need the police to do it. With all the breakins/thefts going on, its time for the police to patrol the streets more at night instead of sleeping in their police cars. Its time to teach these theives a lesson and not just a court appearance only to be postponed for months on end.
Just Curious 6/30/2012 12:11:03 PM Report
Sorry,I'm in,but the parents are doing a crappy job of teaching kids how and where to ride. Lost track of the number of times I've been crowded off the side walk or had to brake suddenly for kids(and adults)who don't give a rats a$$ about rules and regulations. The electric wheelchair fiasco in this town is another friggin' joke.Now it's just getting worse with the new E Bikes all over.Some of the day to day stuff needs more attention..
Stevie-E 7/3/2012 3:43:41 PM Report
I hate the E-Bikes...if they cannot go the minimum speed limit, they should not be on the road. Off topic, I know but I was stuck behind one on my way to work this morning. I could have unicycled faster!