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Vision Zero safety fair Saturday in West Palm Beach

Posted at 4:02 PM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 17:47:36-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Vision Zero is a West Palm Beach initiative launched last year to reduce the number of traffic deaths and improve safety on the roads. In addition to infrastructure upgrades and police traffic enforcement part of Vision Zero involves education.

A Vision Zero community safety fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, along the city's waterfront.

Flagler Drive will be closed to cars from Fern Street to Banyan Boulevard.

The city will be giving out free helmets and helmet fittings.

There will be a rollover crash demonstration, a driving simulator for young drivers, and a variety of local organizations with games and giveaways.

"It's geared toward education and toward our children. So, the event itself is for families, right next to the green market and you can get safety tips. There are helmet fittings. And you can see and visit your firefighters and the fire trucks," City of West Palm Beach Traffic Engineer Uyen Dang.

The community safety fair is free and people of all ages can attend.