If we want our kids to grow up to be safe and competent drivers then the training needs to start early. Some schools across the country start offering traffic and road safety opportunities long before "driver's education" classes start in high school. Kids in the Crossroads will have an opportunity to have some fun and learn a couple of valuable lessons about being safe on the roads at the Victoria Discovery Children's Meuseum. 

Road Safety Event Coming July 17th

The city of Victoria is inviting all kids ages 3 to 16 to register for a traffic safety discussion with some pretty neat activities planned for this 'come and go' style event at the Discovery Museum. Judge Vanessa Heinold with Victoria's Municipal Court will act as the host of the event scheduled for 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. The museum is located over at 1205 Sam Houston Drive in Victoria.

Driving Simulator Provided by Texas A&M and TXDOT

Driving simulators can be pretty entertaining for all ages but the kids really get a kick of getting behind the wheel of this 'real life' setting that has been set up at the museum. It's all thanks to the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service Watch Program and TXDOT. This simulator shows users the effects of impaired driving and how difficult it becomes to operate a vehicle safely under dangerous conditions like drunk driving.

No Need to Bring Your Own Beer Goggles

Now here is a test some of us have performed at home, or maybe at the last family picnic. Most of us have played bags at one time or another. Some have even been eliminated from a bags tournament after two many trips to the beer tent between rounds. While beer will not be served at the Children's Museum, valuable lessons will be. Guests will be able to try on 'impairment goggles' to see how difficult it becomes to play a simple game of bags.

How Your Organization Can Host Traffic Safety Events

The Victoria Municipal Court is looking for area businesses and groups to partner with as hosts of additional traffic safety events. Those who are interested can contact the court at 361-485-3050, or email the court at courtclerk@victoriatx.gov. You can also fill out a form at www.victoriatx.gov/courtoutreach.

The Municipal Court also offers no-cost coloring books and other educational materials for kids in English and Spanish. All you need to do is head over to 107 W. Juan Linn street during business hours and ask for them.

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