“Big Wheels, Little Kids”© Programs Roll into Bowling
Green for the 2004 Safety Tour in Kentucky
Richpond Elementary School
Ol’ Blue, USA® and RJ
Taylor appeared at three elementary schools in
Bowling Green, Kentucky during the 2004 Safety
Tour. The first stop was at Richpond Elementary
School on the morning of March 15 where “Big
Wheels, Little Kids” programs were delivered
to 625 students in three segments.
Principal Shawn Holland coordinated students
and conducted regular school business while he
sneaked peeks of the “Big Wheels, Little
Kids” event through his office window. He
watched several of his students experience “big
rig” limitations while in the driver’s
seat of ‘Ol’ Blue’, and he appeared
only slightly concerned when his second-grade
son, Lucas, was in the driver’s seat.
Local media celebrity, Amy Bingham, Assignment
Editor, Anchor and Co-Producer at WBKO Television,
was among the first audience attendees, serving
as a volunteer in her daughter Brook’s class.
During the program, it was explained that these
students are the drivers of tomorrow, and that
educating these young people on proper large vehicle
safety can make our roadways safer to travel.
These students will serve as “vehicles“,
delivering the safety message to their parents,
grandparents, etc. “People Working Together
for Highway Safety”® is a major goal
of the Ol’ Blue, USA safety team.
Thanks to WBKO’s news team for joining
our team in, “People Working Together for
Students are always curious and have many questions
to be answered at the “Big Wheels, Little
Kids” safety programs. Assisting RJ with
answers and with the educational demonstrations
at Richpond Elementary School were Warren County
Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Alexander (Deputy
Dan), Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Marcus
Avery and Ol’ Blue, USA’s team member
Ms. Beverly Steele.
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.