The Last Day in Bowling Green,
Kentucky during Safety Tour 2004
Cumberland Trace Elementary was the third and
final school visited in Bowling Green by Ol’
Blue, USA. The “Big Wheels, Little Kids”©
programs were presented to nearly 500 students
during the afternoon of Tuesday, March 16.
Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy Freddie
Brown (background) stands near his white cruiser
and watches RJ question the student driver in
‘Ol’ Blue’ about sight limitations.
Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Jeff Jewell
stands near his cruiser in preparation for the
vehicle weight comparisons segment of the program
where ‘Ol’ Blue’s 80,000 pounds
are compared to the cruiser’s 4,000 pounds.
The afternoon events were briefly interrupted
by another large vehicle requiring special safety
adherences - a trash truck.
Teachers and law enforcement officers when assisting
students in and out of ‘Ol’ Blue’
must follow stringent guidelines. A special event,
general liability insurance, is also carried by
Ol’ Blue, USA for these educational events
and safety team members must meet specific qualifications
“Big Wheels, Little Kids” school
visits routinely resolve the curiosity of adults
and captures children’s attention because
of their love of big trucks. Program attendees
are given an up close view of sight and braking
limitations, maneuverability and weight considerations,
and the need for safety education around large
vehicles. The program addresses safety issues
while in passenger vehicles, on bicycles and as
pedestrians, and it enhances respect for law enforcement
and their goal in the community.