Safety Town!

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Safety Town

There may only be tricycles involved but you better obey the traffic laws in Safety Town, the interactive traffic safety exhibit hosted by the Kentucky State Police. This is geared toward children as a way to introduce traffic safety and to build rapport with law enforcement.

“Often the first interaction kids have with the police is during a bad situation,” said KY State Police Trooper William Gregory, from Public Affairs. “Kids are part of the community and we are part of the community, and by interacting with them at an early age in a comfortable environment, we can introduce police officers to children in a positive atmosphere.”

For children around 3 ½ feet tall and under, they can enter Safety Town, where they are provided a free drivers’ license that serves as an admission ticket. Then the children sit for a brief safety talk with an officer, who crouches down to their level to help make them feel more comfortable. This discussion covers general safety guidelines, and what traffic signs and signals mean.

“Many of the children aren’t at an age where they can read yet, but we get a chance to see what they have learned already and often they understand the color red is associated with STOP,” said Trooper Gregory, who is working his 13th Kentucky State Fair.

The kids then ride off on the tricycle driving course that contains opportunities for participants to observe what they have learned by encountering STOP signs and traffic signals.

The fair is the crown jewel of fundraising for the state police and goes a long way to funding Trooper Island. This is a facility located on Dale Hollow Lake, where 600-700 kids aged 10-12 years old from low income families can come to learn skills and develop a positive mentorship with law enforcement. Approximately 1/3 of Trooper Island’s operating costs are covered by the vehicle raffle at the fair.

This rewarding opportunity to run Safety Town still makes for a long several days. It’s completely staffed by troopers that cover public affairs in each of the 16 posts around the state, combined with assistance from commercial vehicle enforcement officers. To get things set up, work the 11-days of the fair and get everything broken down requires working a 14-day stretch – but it’s worth it as the troopers are able to touch the lives of thousands of children each year.

“Safety Town is somewhere that we see grandparents bringing multiple generations back to enjoy the same learning experience they did and their parents did at the state fair from years before,” said Trooper Gregory.

“Safety Town is somewhere that multiple generations come back to enjoy the same learning experience they did at the state fair from years before”

New Building in Safety Town: $5,000
New Re-Wrap of current Building: $2,500

We will work with the professionals to customize a building in Safety Town to replicate your business down to the minute details. When people walk by and see this display, they will KNOW it’s you. Thousands of families will see your building and recognize your brand is a strong part of Safety Town, and Kentucky.

Safety Town Street Sign: $500

The streets of Safety Town are busy, hustling and bustling with people from all over ready to make an impact on children’s lives. For this affordable price, you can have your name plastered on one of our main streets in town. Each time a child turns down your company’s street, you can be sure you are making a lasting impact on their families and safety in Kentucky.   

Digital Board: $500

We also offer a revolving digital billboard that can display your company or name prominently for all to see. This screen hangs above the crowd and is easily viewable by thousands of Fair patrons each year. With over 6000,000 visitors during the Kentucky State Fair, the value of this promotion is extraordinary.

Driver’s License Sponsor: Current Printing Rates

One of the best moments at Safety Town, is when the kids complete their safety course and are handed their very own personalized drivers license. They can’t wait to show it to their parents and friends. With your logo boldly displayed on thousands of licenses each year, advertising your business just got that much easier.

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