At today’s meeting of Mississauga City Council, Peter Westbrook, chair of the Traffic Safety Council, received the Traffic Safety Council’s Dr. Arthur Wood Award for advocating and promoting safety for students travelling to and from school.
“Helping ensure students arrive safely at school is extremely important,” said Frank Dale, Ward 4 Councillor and Traffic Safety Council member. “I am pleased to see Peter’s work in helping to promote safety being recognized.”
“Peter’s dedication to the safety of students travelling to and from school was exemplary,” said Sue McFadden, Ward 10 Councillor and Traffic Safety Council member. “Safe travel to and from school for our students cannot be compromised and this award reflects his outstanding commitment to student safety.”
“It is an honour to receive this award,” said Peter Westbrook, chair of the Traffic Safety Council. “Student safety and getting people to walk to and from school is very important. We need to encourage it to help improve child health.”
The award was presented to Mr. Westbrook by Mayor Hazel McCallion and Members of Council and Louise Goegan, vice chair of the Traffic Safety Council.
The Traffic Safety Council is an advisory committee of Council which makes recommendations to help protect students from the dangers of vehicular traffic. Dr. Arthur Wood founded the Mississauga Traffic Safety Council. His work promoting traffic safety for children was recognized with the naming of this award.