EMS sixth grade student wins KDOT poster contest
EMS sixth grade student Abigail Yocum won the Kansas Department of Transportation and Kansas Highway Patrol's "Put the Brakes on Safety" poster contest.
Representatives from KDOT and the Highway Patrol presented Yocum with a bicycle and helmet for winning the contest for her age group.
The highway patrol officers spoke to students about the importance of wearing seat belts, wearing helmets, using cross walks, and looking both ways before crossing the street. They warned students that it is important to watch out for cars because distracted drivers may not see them.
The poster contest is designed to raise awareness for safe driving, bicycle safety, and pedestrian safety.