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'Crash Car' exhibit coming to Safety Saturday event

'Crash Car' exhibit coming to Safety Saturday event

The “MADD Crash Cars” are visual educational tools presented with the intention to change behaviors and attitudes concerning the dangers of drinking and driving and riding with an impaired driver.


POSTED May 13, 2014 3:11 p.m.

The Fresno Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter will bring the dramatic "Crash Car" Exhibit to GDI’s 4thAnnual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event. This free, family-friendly event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at GDI Insurance Agency’s Turlock office at 801 Geer Rd., Turlock.

Community Safety Saturday will feature informative displays, large vehicles and equipment used by law enforcement agencies, activities, and demonstrations to help improve the safety and security of children, teens, families, and communities. Attendees enjoy free games, prizes, food, and valuable materials and information provided by local and regional organizations. Community Safety Saturday includes a focus on safe driving and this is the first time that the MADD “Crash Car” will be at the event. 

The “MADD Crash Cars” are visual educational tools presented with the intention to change behaviors and attitudes concerning the dangers of drinking and driving and riding with an impaired driver.

The KlaasKids Foundation will also be at the event to present some new child-safety technology products including the Cocoon, a browser that utilizes the cloud to protect privacy and provide age-appropriate websites, and Polly’s Guardian Angel, a missing-child alert system for iPhone and Android. The foundation will also provide free digital photo identifications and fingerprinting for every child. Parents will receive a free DNA collection kit, child-safety tips, and a nine-point plan on what to do if a child disappears.

KlaasKids is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to stop crimes against children by providing education and knowledge to the general public, and by promoting partnerships with concerned citizens, the private sector, organizations, law enforcement, and legislators. The foundation was started by Marc Klaas whose daughter Polly was abducted and murdered 20 years ago.

The safety fair will also feature a complimentary child car-seat safety inspection station operated by the Turlock Police Department, CHP and child car seat inspection technicians.

 

 

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