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October 03, 2023

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Traffic Safety Task Force to Host Touch-a-Truck

Are your children fascinated with trucks or emergency vehicles? Come by the front parking lot of World Outreach Church on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Children of all ages can check out all types of vehicles during a free Touch-a-Truck event featuring a wide range of armored SWAT vehicles, fire engines, boats and horses.

The Rutherford County Traffic Safety Task Force is hosting the event in the front parking lot of World Outreach Church (1921 New Salem Highway, Murfreesboro) on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Murfreesboro Police Traffic Sgt. Drew Darnall says there will be a plethora of different styles of trucks.

โ€œKids can get up close and personal to the vehicles they see all the time but never can get up close,โ€ Darnall says.

Murfreesboro Police Lt. Greg Walker said this is a community outreach and interactive service with a public focus on children.

Some of the Touch-a Truck vehicles include:

  • Special Operations Unit armored vehicles
  • Law enforcement cruisers
  • Fire engines
  • An ambulance
  • Tennessee National Guard Humvee
  • Class C wrecker
  • Dump truck
  • Large electrical boom truck
  • A seat belt simulator
  • Mounted patrol horses
  • A talking robotic kidsโ€™ car

Children will receive safety materials and adults will receive information about traffic safety. Food trucks will be available as well.

 

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.