Folks rallied for road safety today in Roanoke County.
The second Rally for Road Safety was held at the Firestone at Tanglewood Mall.
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism worked with the Prevention Council of Roanoke County and other members of the Blue Ridge Transportation Safety Board as well as RIDE Solutions, Virginia Tech, Star City Powersports, First Team Auto Mall, Safe Kids Southwest Virginia, ORIGO, and local law enforcement to put on the event.
First Team Auto Mall and Star City Motorsports had brand new vehicles on hand to show off the latest safety features.
Volunteers from Virginia Tech were there as well to provide information about the technology that went into new vehicles that encourages safety while driving. They also conducted demonstrations throughout the day.
There were games and attractions for kids as well, like giveaways and a bicycle rodeo to help conduct bicycle safety and promote positive choices in road safety.
Throughout the day though, for both adults and children alike, the message stayed the same. Education on road safety laws and protecting all users of the road.