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Persistent TRW takes road safety campaign to YEP

- confident its messages are hitting home
Students were eager to ask as well as answer questions during the TRW presentation at Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP) today, August 25, 2016. Photo: Provided
TRW's Devon Joseph (right) presents a helmet to one of the participants. Photo: Provided
TRW's Devon Joseph (right) presents a helmet to one of the participants. Photo: Provided
Some of the students of the Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP) at the presentation of Tola Race Wars (TRW) today, August 25, 2016. Photo: Provided
Some of the students of the Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP) at the presentation of Tola Race Wars (TRW) today, August 25, 2016. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The active Tola Race Wars (TRW), confident that its messages are hitting home, is not slackening up because of that and has in fact been continuing its road safety outreaches across Tortola.

Today, August 25, 2016, the group made a stop at Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP), where its lead presenter, Mr Devon Joseph, was elated to make the children aware of the safety precautions when riding a scooter and the meaning for most road safety signs.

And, as has been the case wherever presentations were done, the children were very responsive to the presenters.

TRW was also pleased to disclose, through its police officer member Mr Guy Matthias, that there was a decrease in the number of scooter accidents reported during the festival season.

Mr Mathias also stated that scooter riders are riding in more of a mature manner but some riders still refuse to adhere to wearing helmets. He urged riders to adhere to the road safety laws to avoid loss of lives and court actions.

President of TRW Dr Carl Dawson was of the firm belief that the decrease in motor scooter accidents recorded during the festival season was as a result of the active campaign by TRW.

“Yes sir, I highly believe so,” Dr Dawson told Virgin Islands News Online.

Meanwhile, TRW will be soon launching its junior club in all the high schools in the territory to get the children more involved in the practice of road safety. “These junior clubs will have many activities, starting with the building of a safe Soap Box and competing among schools,” a press release stated.

The next presentation for TRW is at Cedar International School in September.

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