Photo/Story Gallery 2003

FHP & Home Depot Promote Safety

Lt. Bagnardi demonstrates the rollover simulator at a local Home Depot.The Florida Highway Patrol partnered with Home Depot Stores across the northern part of the state to promote seat belt and child restraint use as part of Home Depot’s annual Safety Day.

Lt.TuckerPictured left, Lt. John Bagnardi, Troop H – Tallahassee, demonstrates  the rollover simulator at a local Home Depot and right, Lt. Joe Tucker, Troop A.

Recently, Lt. John Bagnardi demonstrated one of FHP’s rollover simulators to hundreds of enthusiastic parents and children during the four-hour event. The combination of listening to Lt. Bagnardi talk about the dangers of not buckling up and watching the unrestrained crash dummies get ejected from the rolling truck was enough to convince many of the on-lookers that wearing a seat belt is the right thing to do!

Also, Lt. Joe Tucker and Bob Fleming (IPTM) manned an information booth at the local Home Depot in Panama City, spreading the word to parents and kids that seat belts really do save lives!