Grant money will help update Lexington’s ‘Safety City’

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) is paying for a new fleet of cars for Lexington’s ‘Safety City.’ It’s a free program through the Lexington Police Department and Eastern Kentucky University. The mini city teaches elementary school children about traffic, pedestrian, bicycle, seat belt and firearm safety.

On Monday, some second graders had a chance to try out the new cars.

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“We all have to do our part by making sure that those who end up behind the wheel are equipped with their own set of safety features,” said TMMK President Wil James. “We think that means to start early by teaching our kids about driver, passenger, and pedestrian safety.”

Safety City says it serves more than 2,000 students each school year.