SAFE Event Draws Familes Throughout The Metro

By: Amaka Ubaka Email
By: Amaka Ubaka Email

The 10th annual SAFE event at the Kroc Center Saturday had a ton of events for families to learn how to protect their kids in an entertaining way.

Hundreds were there to check out the fun games and get reminders on how to keep their children safe.

Robbie Jackson stopped by for a car safety seat check. She learned first hand how to correctly install her grandchild's seat.

“I think that's great. Its free, it seems like its going by really quick because I thought there'd be a long line,” says Jackson.

There were lines as children got on the "Seat Belt Convincer". It simulates what it feels like to be in a crash with a seat belt on. The simulator was done by Nebraska State Patrol.

“It only gets up to five miles an hour but they feel the seat belt across their chest and across their lower abdomen too. And then they think if this was only five miles an hour what if this was 30 or 35 miles an hour,” says Sgt. Kevin Kavan.

There were also Omaha police and firefighters on hand showing kids how they keep the public safe everyday.

Lindsay Richards came with her four year old son Connor.

“I am learning a lot. There's been a lot of different stuff, like the robots with the bombs. Connor has enjoyed getting into the vehicles and stuff like that.”

The event even had a free bike helmet giveaway and a bike rodeo for children to learn bike safety.

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