Pasco Tax Collect Mike Fasano hosts AAA Back-to-School Day

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Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano hosts the AAA Back-to-School Safety Day at the newly opened Wesley Chapel Tax Collectors Office next week.

The event, which is open to the public, will be on Thursday, August 14 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Compark 75 at 4610 Pet Lane, just off Wesley Chapel Boulevard.

AAA Back-to-School Safety Day is part of the month-long partnership between the Pasco County Tax Collectors Office and the AAA Traffic Safety Foundation. The AAA is the nation’s largest automobile club.

Trained technicians from AAA will be on hand to ensure that bike helmets and booster seats are in proper working order. Additionally, a distracted driving simulator will be available for anyone interested in finding out what it is like to drive while distracted and/ or impaired. The simulator is a popular item with teenage drivers, helping them learn why it is important not to drive while impaired or otherwise distracted.

“I encourage everyone who has young children, teens of driving age, or anyone interested in learning more about traffic safety to stop by our office,” Fasano said in a statement. “This is an ideal time, right before school starts, to make sure that booster seats are properly installed and bike helmets are properly fitted and are being used.”

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AAA Back-to-School Safety Event

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