Blue USA® Dances on to Liberty Elementary School
As the weather heated up, so did the wheels on
‘Ol’ Blue’ as the “Big Wheels,
Little Kids”© Program headed to Liberty
Elementary School. The event was hosted by Atticus
Productions, Inc. and Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement.
RJ Taylor is demonstrating to the student body
of close to 423, that if a scale was placed under
the front tire of ‘Ol’ Blue’,
the axle weight would be 6,000 pounds. That is 1.5
times the weight of a full Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
Cruiser that weighs 4,000 pounds.
The students listened carefully as RJ compared
the weights of ‘Ol’ Blue’ and
the Cruiser. A question asked to the students, “How
much do you think the combined weight of the ‘Ol’
Blue’ and the trailer is?” The total
combined weight is 80,000 pounds.
Learning the safety of the road also brings on
the fun of education. RJ here is asking the student
body, “Can you see me now?” RJ dances
out, “If you can not see the drivers eyes
of a large vehicle, then the driver can’t
Working with the “Big Wheels, Little Kids”
Officer Edward Ritchie with Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
Mr. Will Crawford with Atticus Productions, Inc.
Photos courtesy of Atticus Productions, Inc.
Under the Ol’ Blue, USA program, “Big
Wheels, Little Kids” school visitation program
takes ‘Ol’ Blue’ to schools to
give students an up close and personal view of the
safety considerations around large vehicles, car
drivers, bicycles, and pedestrians