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Municipal Court to Teach Road Safety at Children’s Discovery Museum | Victoria


The City of Victoria Municipal Court will host an educational event to teach children about road safety at the Children’s Discovery Museum on July 17.

Children will learn through hands-on activities and discussions with Victoria City Court Judge Vanessa Heinold.

The up-and-coming event is part of the Museum’s Scientific Saturday series and will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 17 at the museum, 1205 Sam Houston Drive. The event will include activities for children aged 3 to 16.

“It is important to educate children about road safety before they start driving,” said Heinold.

The court is teaming up with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Watch UR BAC (BAC) program, a campaign funded by the Texas Department of Transportation, to host an impaired driving simulator at the museum. The video game-style simulator mimics the effects of impaired driving, allowing participants to learn about the dangers of impaired driving.

During this time, the youngest will be able to enjoy age-appropriate lessons on how to be safe on and near roads. Children will learn about dangerous behaviors, then practice identifying them by pointing them out on an illustrated card.

Other resources will include eye protection, coloring books and activity sheets, as well as brochures and resource books for parents.

Residents who wish to partner with the court to host a road safety event should contact the court at 361-485-3050 or [email protected], or complete the form at victoriatx.gov/courtoutreach.

Residents can obtain coloring books and educational materials in English and Spanish free of charge at the Municipal Court building, 107 W. Juan Linn St.