Sheriff's Office, 'Safety Street' return to Clackamas County Fair Aug. 18-23

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

 

"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."


For more information on the Clackamas County Fair, and a full schedule, click here.

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Contact Info:
Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office