Will C. Wood’s Halloween-themed pedestrian safety fair features ‘Pete Walker’

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Will C. Wood Middle School students were treated to a fun, Halloween-themed safety fair on October 30 – an event that closed Walk and Bike to School Month for SCUSD.

Co-hosted by the state Office of Traffic Safety, the fair featured Pete Walker, a California safety mascot who has appeared on billboards and bus ads throughout October. Walker wears a costume made of car parts and promotes the message “Pedestrians Don’t Have Armor.”

Many students, some dressed in costumes, posed with Pete Walker at a “selfie station.”

Sacramento Police Department donated 25 bike helmets for the event. They were distributed to students who have been spotted biking to school without appropriate safety gear. Police also brought two canine officers — Ike and Rollo. In addition, WalkSacramento was on hand with information about safe routes to school.