RALEIGH – North Carolina state fairgoers are encouraged to stop by 'Safety City' during this year's fair to learn about vehicle safety, whether you're on the road or on the water.
The N.C. Governor's Highway Safety Program and its law enforcement and other partners will host the 'Safety City' exhibit at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh from Oct. 12-22 behind the Gov. Kerr Scott Building at 4285 Trinity Road.
'Safety City' includes interactive displays and promotional materials to illustrate the importance of wearing seat belts, observing speed limits, avoiding distractions while driving and never operating a vehicle or boat while impaired. 'Safety City' will include the displays from the following partners:
- BikeSafeNC will have experts on hand to discuss motorcycle safety.
- The Orange County Sheriff's Office will showcase their Mothers Against Drunk Driving vehicle and encourage fairgoers to participate in a driving while impaired simulator.
- Forensic Tests for Alcohol will display its Breath Alcohol Testing Unit, commonly referred to as the “BAT Mobile."
- The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will display a law enforcement boat, and provide boat safety tips and visitors with Wildlife in NC buttons and copies of the N.C. Regulations Digest.
- The N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC)/Talk It Out NC will offer information and resources to educate attendees about underage drinking.
- The N.C. Department of Insurance's Safe Kids NC program will demonstrate proper child passenger safety.
- Other participants include local law enforcement agencies, N.C. Mothers Against Drunk Driving, SADD, BikeWalkNC, CHOICES 4 CHASE, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement, Move Over NC, N.C. Operation Lifesaver, N.C. State Highway Patrol, and the following NCDOT business units: N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles, N.C. Turnpike Authority, and BeRailSafe.
Safety City can be easily accessed through Gate Nine off Trinity Road. For more information, visit www.ncdot.gov or www.ncstatefair.org/2023/.