Programs that provide simulated miniature towns with scaled down roads, crosswalks, commercial storefronts, traffic signs, traffic signals, railroad crossings and school buses that young children can visit and ride tricycles through to learn about safety. Classroom instruction may be provided by uniformed police officers, fire fighters, certified teachers, citizen volunteers and others; and focuses on pedestrian safety, bicycle safety, passenger safety, school bus safety, home safety, animal safety, fire safety, gun safety, poison safety, drug/substance abuse avoidance, water safety, dealing with strangers, dialing 911 in emergency situations and other safety issues confronted in childhood. Children generally receive certificates when they complete the course. Some Safety Town programs have more advanced levels for older children.
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