Thursday, August 12, 2010


Fair to feature distracted driving education, free vehicle and child safety seat inspections, driving simulators, and free activities for kids

AURORA – The E-470 Public Highway Authority and E-470 Transportation Safety Foundation will host its fourth Car Care Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 21 at the Southlands Shopping Center in Aurora, behind the movie theater complex. The free fair will provide safety tips and education for drivers and offer exhibits and entertainment for families.

The Car Care Safety Fair will feature exhibits such as distracted driving education, seat belt safety awareness, Colorado State Patrol child safety seat inspections and lessons on proper installation, as well as the “Alive at 25” and DARE programs. Preferred Glass will also offer free windshield chip repairs and Grease Monkey will provide free 21-point vehicle safety inspections.

Free activities for kids will include face painting, a toddler driving course and fingerprinting that parents can take for emergency identification purposes.

“Transportation safety is a huge focus for us and the reason we created the E-470 Transportation Safety Foundation,” said Jo Snell, E-470’s community and public relations manager. “We are committed to providing driving tips and education to the public to keep our customers safe.”

The Center for Transportation Safety simulator truck will be on hand to allow drivers the experience of driving on ice or under the influence of drugs or alcohol at simulator stations. There will also be a rollover simulator and seat belt convincer. In addition, the fair will feature rescue vehicles from the Cunningham Fire Protection District, Aurora Fire and Police Departments, Buckley Air Force Base crash rig, Arapahoe County bomb robot, Colorado State Patrol; and a collection of old military vehicles, and antique and hot rod cars.

The E-470 Transportation Safety Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that solicits and receives donations, bequests and grants as a means of promoting highway transportation safety. For more information on the many exhibits and activities for families to enjoy, visit

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