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Safety Day at the RTA returns on Oct. 30

For Immediate Release

CONTACT:  Jessica Olson (937) 425-8352, Communications Manager

(DAYTON, OHIO) … The RTA, along with community partners, invites everyone to learn about ways to keep themselves safe during the fourth annual “Safety Day at the RTA” on Wednesday, October 30 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the concourse of Wright Stop Plaza, 4 S. Main St., Dayton.

Personal safety training and demonstrations will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is free and open to the public. 

Safety is one of the RTA’s Core Values, and a top priority. The RTA has invited community partners to inform the public on valuable safety tips including: medical emergency warning signs, scooter and bicyclist safety, fire prevention, infant mortality prevention, and opioid addiction treatment and services in the area. In addition, the RTA Safety team will talk about the agency’s push to prevent riders and other pedestrians from improperly crossing the street in front of a bus.

During the fair, participants can also attend a free, interactive personal safety class presented by the Dayton Police Department at the following times:

o    10 a.m.: Personal Safety

o    11:30 a.m.: Run, Hide, Fight!

An “RTA Safety Prize Pack” will be offered in exchange for participants who visit with each booth and have their passport stamped by at least five partners/vendors at the event. Those participating in one of the personal safety classes will also be eligible for a prize pack.

This event is being made possible through RTA’s partnerships with the Dayton Police Department, Families of Addicts, Help Me Grow!, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, RTA Safety & Security, Dayton Police Crisis Intervention Team, Bike Miami Valley, Five Rivers MetroParks, Spin scooters, Miami Valley Crime Stoppers and the Dayton Fire Department.