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October 4, 2011

Keeping Kids Safe: Metro Participates in Child Safety Day at the Pageant

Patti Beck
External Communications Manager
314-982-1524

Metro Transit is committed to improving the quality of life in the St. Louis region. In addition to providing excellent public transit and to promoting economic development, MetroBus vehicles and MetroLink trains are designated as mobile safe places for people who need help. As part of our commitment to a safe and strong St. Louis region, the Agency will again participate in Child Safety Day this Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Pageant at 6161 Delmar.

This is the fourth year Metro Transit has joined the Metropolitan Police Department, St. Louis Fire Department, Missouri Highway Patrol, BJC Healthcare, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, and other organizations and businesses for this important event. Child Safety Day is free and is geared at teaching families in a fun environment how to stay safe on the street, safe on bicycles, safe on the Internet, safe at in the car and at home especially during home emergencies like fires, and safe around strangers.

Metro Transit will educate children about safety around trains—not playing or walking on railroad tracks, and not trying to beat a train by walking or riding their bicycles around warning gates.

Here are some of the other activities offered at Child Safety Day: automobile booster/child safety seat instructions, DNA kits, emergency preparedness training, fingerprinting, bike helmet fittings, flu shots, gun locks, car rollover simulator, fire department smoke house, and nutrition information.

For more information on Child Safety Day, go to www.stlchildsafety.com.

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