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Driver and traffic-safety exposition, a success

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 7:00 AM
Paula Fletcher (left), executive director of the National Road Safety Council, presents Carmen Williams-Plumber (right) with the Safe Taxi Driver Award while Alphonso Grennell, managing director of Grennell's Driving School, looks on.- Contributed

The more than 2,000 patrons who turned out for third staging of Grennell's Driving School's Jamaica Driver and Traffic-Safety Expo at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Saturday, June 18, were treated to an educational and fun-filled day.

"What I am seeing is a tremendous success. We do this every year, not just for ourselves but for all Jamaicans. We want to have an educational and entertaining day where families can spend some quality time together while being empowered," said Alphonso Grennell, managing director of Grennell's Driving School. "And, I am sure that the next staging will be even bigger and better."

Special awards were given to persons and organisations for encouraging road safety. The Organisational Award went to ICWI while the Individual Award went to Phillip Biggs of JAMALCO. A Special Award went to Carmen Williams-Plumber who was recognised as the Safe Taxi Driver of 2010.

The expo saw an informative presentation from Eric Kipps, managing director of JARIC Environment Safety and Health Services Limited of Trinidad and Tobago.

The day's events closed with a concert which featured violinist Jessica Yap and reggae artiste Tony Rebel.