Firefighters and police officers visit the Jean-Fortin school to prevent road accidents

Students from Jean-Fortin primary school, in Saint-Honoré, participated in activities Tuesday morning to familiarize themselves with road safety rules.

Firefighters, road inspectors and peace officers came to meet the children to explain their work and the highway code.

Members of the Saint-Honoré Fire Department are here with the fire truck to show young people the tools they have, which they use on a daily basis. We also have the Sûreté du Québec […]. They show young people the vehicle, they talk about awarenesslists Monique Girard, transportation manager for the Rives-du-Saguenay School Service Center.

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The activities lasted all morning Tuesday.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Lauriane Boudreau

Young people discovered that they can be invisible to some drivers thanks to a station demonstrating a blind spot. We shouldn’t be behind the cars because they don’t see usunderlined a student.

Other children had had their fill of learning. You have to be careful of people passing by because if you’re not careful, you’ll be arrested and you can hurt them.explained Mia.

You should never be behind trucks that are high because otherwise you can get hurt, they can move forward and you can get hitsaid Leaticia for her part.

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The children met police officers and traffic controllers.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Lauriane Boudreau

Bus companies were also on hand to talk with the young people, including Interbus.

It is important to teach children how to deal with the school bus, how to stand on it, how to cross in front of a school busbelieves Michel Tremblay, co-owner of the company.

The Bubusse mascot from the Bus Transport Federation also came to greet the young people.

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The students gathered around the mascot Bubusse.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Lauriane Boudreau

The activities were orchestrated by the Rives-du-Saguenay School Service Center on the occasion of National Road Safety Week. The public body has launched a slogan competition promoting good behavior to adopt when traveling.

A draw, won by the Jean-Fortin primary school, was conducted among the participating schools to determine which one would host the workshops.

According to a report by Lauriane Boudreau

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