Tykes and trikes learn safety
Last week John Jacob Astor Elementary students got to take part in a fun exercise that taught traffic safety.
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“Pedestrian” Sawyer Rochon, middle, waves for “driver” Kennedy Newton to go ahead and make a right turn before he steps into the crosswalk. Students in Sue Meiners’ John Jacob Astor Elementary School kindergarten class spent part of Thursday learning about traffic and pedestrian safety as part of the Safety City event.
Astoria Police Officer Matt Clausen straightens a stop sign while “pedestrians” Nathan Morris and Gabriel Ortuno Bermudez wait for “driver” Allison Jordan to pass through the crosswalk.
Allie Evans, the president of the Astoria Parents Club, attempts to direct Big Wheels traffic at a busy intersection inside the gym at John Jacob Astor Elementary School Thursday.
City Councilman Drew Herzig waves to kindergarten-aged motorist Kennedy Newton while using a crosswalk inside the gym at John Jacob Astor Elementary School. Herzig has been a proponent of Astoria’s Traffic Safety Committee and pedestrian safety programs.