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Union County Offers Free Traffic Safety Education Programs throughout the Summer

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites parents and caregivers to attend any of the upcoming Union County Police Department Traffic Safety Education programs to learn about car and bike safety equipment for children.

“As children start to spend more time outside and the summer travel season approaches, now is the time for parents and caregivers to ensure they are wearing properly fitted bike helmets, and that child safety seats are properly sized and installed,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados.

To help parents and caregivers ensure that helmets and car seats are adjusted properly, the Union County Department of Public Safety is offering a series of free Traffic Safety Education programs  in May, June, July and August, in partnership with IKEA.

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Trained personnel will be on hand to provide guidance who can provide guidance and answer questions on bicycle safety and the proper use of a bicycle helmet, and to ensure that car seats are installed correctly.

“We want to encourage children to enjoy healthy outdoor activities, and it is also important to get children in the habit of using safety equipment that is adjusted properly,” added Chairman Granados.

New Jersey state law requires helmets for persons under age 17 using a bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates and conventional roller skates

The dates and locations for the programs are:

Friday, May 25

Child Seat Education Workshop (Bilingual)

8:00am – 10:00am

1122 E. Grand Street, Elizabeth

 

Saturday, June 2

 “Ask the Expert” Traffic Safety Education Table

1:00pm – 3:00pm

1000 IKEA Drive, Elizabeth

 

Sunday, June 3

Garwood Rocks Street Festival

10:00am – 5:00pm

Downtown Garwood

 

Saturday, June 16

Child Seat Inspection Clinic

12:00pm – 4:00pm

1000 IKEA Drive, Elizabeth

 

Saturday, July 14

Child Seat Inspection Clinic

12:00pm – 4:00pm

1000 IKEA Drive, Elizabeth

 

Saturday, August 4

Child Seat Inspection Clinic

12:00pm – 4:00pm

1000 IKEA Drive, Elizabeth

For more information about the Traffic Safety Education programs, contact Christine Marcantonio, Traffic Safety Program Coordinator at cmarcantonio@ucnj.org or 908-789-6830.    

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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