Issued By: Niagara County Sheriff's Office
Issued On: 05/14/18 12:17 PM
Affected Jurisdictions: Niagara County
Category / Publication: Press Release - General

Niagara County- The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with Niagara County STOP-DWI, Niagara County Office of Traffic Safety, New York State Police and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County are pleased to announce May 16th as media day for the 23rd annual Niagara County Traffic Safety Fair. All media are invited to attend the event on this date at 10:30 AM.


The Niagara County Traffic Safety Fair is an event hosted by community partners such as New York State Governors Traffic Safety Committee, New York State Department of Transportation, Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC), Northpointe Council,and Mercy Flight of Western New York with the goal of raising awareness of drinking and distracted driving, and driver safety.


Multiple events are planned for the students such as listening to a Victim Impact Speaker relating to a tragedy involving drinking and driving and distracted driving, presentations from the participating agencies concerning different safety issues such as wearing a seatbelt, texting while driving, etc. The students will also participate in various activities wearing goggles that simulate intoxication. A new addition to the Traffic Safety Fair will be the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Driving Simulator.


This year’s event runs from May 8th - May 17th with students from across four counties participating in the event.If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lieutenant Robert Richards at 716-438-3310.