Sunday Cartoon: Buckleupallofus Cruisin’ Kids Safety Season starts now


BURRILLVILLE – It’s springtime and that means the start of the cruisin’ car show and cruise night season for 2021.

Last year was a bust, due to the coronavirus, but this year is looking a lot better with many more outdoor activities scheduled when it comes to this popular automotive culture and hobby.

Buckleupallofus giant balloon showcases at more than 100 of these automotive events annually and reaches thousands of kids and families regarding child passenger safety, traffic and buckle up safety, from April through the month of October each year. Thousands of Bucky coloring posters, four-page coloring books, stickers, book page savers, vehicle air fresheners and fridge magnets will once again be passed out to kids and families featuring cool muscle cars, classic cars and trucks, hot rods and rat rods for kids to color in, while reminding them, and everyone in their family, to be safer on our roadways this year.

Bucky also encourages adults to take a kid to a car show this cruisin’ season, and do it safely. The New England car show season starts on Thursday, April, 8, at Bass Pro Shop and Gillette Stadium with their by-weekly Thursday shows, followed by A&W weekly Tuesday car shows starting April, 13; Frederickson Farms weekly Wednesday car shows starting April, 21; Tri-State Cruisers at Route 101 Pizza Parlor in Pomfret, Conn. weekly Saturday car shows starting April, 24; and then Rhode Island Chevy Owners Association weekly Friday car shows starting on May, 7, at Mc Donald’s in Cumberland.

Many more area weekly car shows and cruise nights start in the month of May, along with the start of annual weekend car shows hosted by dozens of classic car and truck clubs, DJ’s, race tracks and businesses across the region seven days a week until the end of October.

Buckleupallofus is adding dozens of on-site live radio show broadcasts at car shows and community events this year reminding everyone about traffic safety, especially kids, to, “Boost Up!, Buckle Up!” and sit in backseats with his award-winning, child passenger safety campaign educational and awareness outreach efforts. Parents are encouraged to print out these cool Bucky Cruisin’ child passenger safety coloring posters and discuss traffic safety with the entire family.

Watch for the Buckleupallofus giant balloon and thousands of traffic safety take home items for kids and families near you this cruisin’ season. And remember everyone; “Buckle Up!”

Jim Weicherding is a Burrillville resident, and the founder and creator of an award-winning traffic safety effort Seasons of Safety. Weicherding contributes kids’ coloring cartoons, which can be printed and used to help parents discuss safety issues with their children. He has a long list of police officers and firefighters in his family and  has worked with law enforcement and firefighters in a creative public safety capacity for more than two decades.

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