News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
"Safety Street" returns to the Clackamas County Fair this week (Tuesday-Sunday, Aug. 18-23) -- offering everyone the opportunity to have fun while learning about safety.
Children and adults can talk to safety professionals and participate in interactive learning activities -- including the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office "Mik & Nero Detective Game" and "Fatal Vision Goggles" that simulate intoxication.
Among the events, guests and activities slated for the "Safety Street" booth on the Fairgrounds:
- Clackamas Safe Communities is back with "Safety Street" -- its highly popular driving course for children 8 years and under. The driving course will run every day of the Fair.
In "Safety Street" -- a mainstay at the fair since 2005 -- young "drivers" are assigned pedal cars and drive on a simulated city street, accompanied by a parent or adult. Adults ask age-appropriate questions to the children as they "drive" past each station. The stations include traffic-safety messages about school zones, railroad crossings, and stop signs. Parents are encouraged to incorporate their own safety messages into the ride. Once children complete the course, they're issued a "Junior Drivers" License."
- Also be sure to pick up the free "Mik & Nero" crime-prevention comics and activity books for kids, available at the Sheriff's Office booth throughout the Fair.
For more information on the Clackamas County Fair, and a full schedule, click here.
Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office