Clackamas County and partners talk safety with hundreds at the County Fair
Those who visited Safety Street at the Clackamas County Fair in Canby during the hottest week in August learned about staying safe at home and on the road. Safety Street is part of the county’s larger effort to reduce injuries and the trauma of the impact of those injuries on families.
On Safety Street, children ride through an informational driving course highlighting common traffic signs that drivers, bikers and pedestrians follow to keep the community safe. Participation of county staff, volunteers and community partners in the fair is one way we bring community awareness about safety efforts through experiential play and fun interactive exhibits.
Safety Street highlights:
- Almost 1,000 kids learned about traffic safety while riding our safety course
- More than 1,500 safety bracelets went home with fairgoers
- Partners shared tips on senior safety, bicycle helmet fitting, emergency management, crosswalk safety and mental health care
- Fonzie, the happy llama, visited to get safety tips, too!
Love Safety Street and want more?
Come visit Safety Street at the Hilltop Health and Safety Fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Danielson Hilltop Mall (358 Warner Milne Road, Oregon City). Kids under 12 years can practice safety skills while driving pedal cars, test their safety knowledge to get prizes and more. This event is sponsored by Oregon City and Clackamas Fire.
Safety Street participants
- Oregon Impact
- Clackamas Fire
- Canby Prevention Coalition
- The Street Trust
- Trauma Nurses Talk First and Legacy Emmanuel Hospitals
- Clackamas County Behavioral Health Division
- Clackamas County Sustainability and Solid Waste
- Clackamas County Disaster Management
- Clackamas 911
- Clackamas County Prevention Coalition
- Clackamas County Walk Bike Program
- Clackamas County Volunteer Connection
- Our great Safety Assistants: Jeff, Samantha, Anna and James.
- Take the Drive to Zero pledge
- Bike It! Map
- Bikes and Pedestrians
- Safe Routes to School
- Walk Bike Clackamas Plan
- Mt. Hood Territory cycling adventures