Children learn about safety in mini city

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – In an effort to learn general practices of safety in their everyday lives, local second graders attended a field trip Tuesday to a place called Safety City.

Several students from T.C. Cherry Elementary School were on Greenwood High School’s turf Tuesday morning, where Safety City is located.

The mini version of Bowling Green includes paved streets and sidewalks, along with working traffic lights and railroad tracks.

Kids got to learn some of the rules of the road by driving around in tiny cars.

The kids learned several safety tips from Western Kentucky University Police Officer Tim Gray.

“We talk about roadway safety, so they get the opportunity to go out and get in the go karts and drive around. They have their very own city out here with stop signs, stop lights, crosswalks, speed limits and that kind of deal,” said Gray.

Students also learned the proper information to give dispatch in case they ever call 911 as well as how to properly wear a seatbelt.

Warren County’s Safety City serves 1,500 students every year.