Holtsville, NY- The Town of Brookhaven Highway Department will be reopening Safety Town at the Holtsville Wildlife and Ecology Center for two upcoming events. Registration in advance is required. Safety Town is located at 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville, NY.
- Saturday, May 22, The Bicycle Rodeo- The event encourages children to learn how to safely ride their bikes in a mock-roadway, kid-sized setting. Participants of all ages will be evaluated and given feedback on their own bicycle-handling abilities, after proper bicycle safety skills are demonstrated. Participants are required to bring their own helmets and bicycles; both will be inspected for safety. The rain date for this event is Sunday, May 23.
- Wednesday, June 2, Teen Driver Safety Program- Teenagers 15 and older and their parents are invited to participate in an interactive experience exhibiting the dangers of texting or drinking and driving. Teens will then use electric cars to complete obstacle courses designed to simulate driving while texting and impaired.
Due to COVID restrictions, all events are by appointment only; no walk-ins will be permitted. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Call 631-363-3770 to reserve your spot. All programs are funded in part by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with a grant from the New York State Governors Traffic Safety Committee.
Photo: Town of Brookhaven Highway Department