August 8 2017

Burlington Police to Teach Pedestrian, Bus and Traffic Safety at 47th Annual Safety Town


“Look both ways before crossing the street.” “Cross at sidewalks whenever you can.” “Cross in front of the school bus.”

These are some of the lessons parents impart to their children and they are important life lessons for youngsters. There are many others and it can be a fear of parents that they go in one ear and out the other. But what if those lessons could be imparted by police officers working with children in a simulated town to help drive the words of advice home?

That is the mission of the Burlington Police Department and the Burlington Mall with its annual Safety Town.

“Safety Town is a child-sized village that teaches pedestrian, bus, and traffic safety to children entering the either Kindergarten or the First Grade,” a release about the program states.

This year classes will be held on Monday, August 28, Tuesday, August 29 and Wednesday, August 30 by the Sears Auto Parking Lot at the Burlington Mall. Classes will start promptly at 9 a.m. and run for approximately one hour. All classes are taught by officers from the Burlington Police Department.

Participating children must wear sneakers and bring a helmet. Parents will be required to stay with their children at all time.

Space is limited pre-registration is required. Click here to register.


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