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Traffic safety expo for June 19

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Grennell

With potential risks of Jamaica's roads, knowing more than the basics about driving can save lives, said Alphonso Grennell, principal of Grennell's Driving School.

"There are so many risks created by poor road conditions and the ignorance and carelessness of other motorists and road users, that it is important today for all drivers to develop defensive driving skills," said the 15-year instructor.

Defensive driving is one subject area that will take centre stage at the Jamaica Driver and Traffic Safety Expo to be held on June 19 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Hope Road, St Andrew. The event, which is free of charge to the public, will include workshops and demonstrations about defensive driving.

"We will have professional drivers such as four-time Caribbean motor racing champion, David Summerbell Jr, who will offer advice to and answer questions from patrons about defensive driving and motor racing," Grennell explained. "There will also be several professional driving instructors from Grennell's Driving School and other institutions, such as the Jamaica Automobile Association, to facilitate questions about defensive driving."