Just Drive holds Safety Day

KTVO Just Drive Campaign held a Safety Day Event at Lovegreen Ford and Chrysler in Kirksville Monday.

The KTVO Just Drive Campaign went out to promote safety.

As part of our campaign, a Safety Day Event was held at Lovegreen Ford and Chrysler in Kirksville Monday.

The Adair County Ambulance District and the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety was on hand for car seat installation and checks.

Officials from the Adair County Sheriff's Office and Commissioners, the Kirksville Police and Fire Departments, Kirksville City Hall and School District, plus the A.T. Still University Department for Public Safety were also attended the event. Even local State Representative Nate Walker made an appearance.

All just to show support to "Just Drive."

"I think anytime we can promote safety in vehicles, that's part of my job to promote that. If you just drive and not text or just drive and talk on the phone. We think they're be fewer fatalities and fewer accidents so that's why I'm behind that," said Just Drive supporter Bill Lovegreen.

There was a huge turnout of community support which left a good feeling for everyone involved in the event.

"It's a privilege to be a part of an event like this because we can touch some lives in a positive way and that's my responsibility so it's good to be a part of that. We feel very good about our community is behind this project so it's a good feeling," Lovegreen said.

Sergeant Brent Berhardt of the Missouri State Highway patrol was there doing safety demonstrations using a crash test simulator. Even our very own Vanessa Alonso gave it a try.

There were also hot dogs and free refreshments provided by Memphis Bottling -Pepsi Cola Company.

To learn more about our KTVO Just Drive Campaign click here.