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Leon County EMS host ninth annual Safety Fair

Leon County EMS host ninth annual Safety Fair
Leon County EMS host ninth annual Safety Fair
Posted at 6:34 PM, May 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-12 18:34:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - At Governor's Square Mall, families learned about bicycle and car safety Saturday.

Leon County Emergency Medical Services hosted the ninth annual Safety Fair.

Experts held car seat inspections and CPR demonstrations, and for kids behind the wheel, a retired Florida State Trooper had a shocking car on display.

The goal is to show people the scary reality behind unsafe driving.

"In this particular crash, there was a distracted driver, 16 years of age, looked down at her cell phone for a text message, and she hit another car," said Impact Founder Phillip Stuart.

Attendees could also explore Leon County EMS and Tallahassee Fire Department emergency response vehicles.

The local robotic ambulance, Leon Lifesaver, even joined in, teaching kids about when to call 911.