The second Traffic Safety Amnesty Day of the year will take place this Sunday (September 17),  1 - 4 p.m., at the Town and Country Centre parking lot. 

The City of Airdrie and Municipal Enforcement are hosting the Traffic Safety Amnesty Day. Their officers are offering complementary vehicle safety checks, to anyone who stops by to emphasize education and awareness rather than enforcement. 

If you are interested, they are also checking how loud your vehicle can get with a noise meter.

For safety issues found during inspections, there won't be any tickets issued. Instead, educating and informing the public about automobile safety is the main goal. 

Carlo Margherit, a community peace officer, is attempting to dispel the rumour that Municipal Enforcement would have someone ready to pull over someone who may not have passed the inspection at these events.

"No, we do not have somebody waiting around the corner, it would be very unethical."

The only notes they take down at the event are how many people show up and how many people pass or fail, they never write down names.

"We've been talking to a lot of motorcycle groups when they meet up and car groups and let them know when it [Traffic Safety Amnesty Day] was going to happen, hopefully, they will come on out."

Margherit mentioned at AirdrieFEST plenty of residents also had an interest in the noise meter.

One thing they are unable to check at the amnesty event is car seats for kids. During the winter months, Margherit hopes to have some officers trained so they are able to check car seats next year.

"I hope for good weather and I'm hoping for a good turnout this time."

The first Traffic Safety Amnesty Day of the year took place on June 24, 12 people showed up to have their vehicles inspected and everybody passed.

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