Youngsters learn about truck safety

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REGINA, Sask. — Scouts Canada members from throughout southern Saskatchewan converged on Regina Saturday, to learn about truck safety.

The first annual Big Rig Rally was a success in teaching youngsters — and their parents — the ins and outs of truck safety.

Participants were even allowed to drive miniature tractor-trailers that they constructed from wooden kits. Professional truck drivers judged them on areas such as speed, distance and obstacle course completion.

“This is an excellent opportunity for potential drivers to learn about the No Zone Campaign in a fun way,” says the province’s Highways and Transportation Minister Pat Atkinson. “This is also a chance for parents to learn about how to safely share the road with large trucks through their children.”

Organizers hope to build on the success of this event with a similar program next year.

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