Sunday cartoons: Buckleupallofus welcomes 2022 NASCAR season


BURRILLVILLE – Buckleupallofus welcomes 2022 NASCAR season with this week’s Sunday Cartoon –published on the same day as the DAYTONA 500 – taking place in the state of Florida.

Bucky reminds kids about their safety with a NASCAR-themed illustration they can color in and proudly display on family refrigerators everywhere, starting today. Bucky showcases at many NASCAR-sanctioned race tracks across the region that also includes New York State. Thousands of Bucky child passenger safety coloring posters, fridge magnets, stickers and vehicle air fresheners are passed out to kids and adults throughout the NASCAR season in an effort to help keep them safer.

Police officers often join Bucky by parking their canine unit or traffic safety vehicle next to the giant Bucky balloon at these race tracks, and also assist by helping to pass out these safety materials to little kids. It helps open up dialogue between police officers and kids as well as adults in a positive way that benefits everyone.

Chances are good that you will see Bucky at area race tracks during special NASCAR weekend events, like the years prior to the pandemic in 2020. The last two years have not been race fans-friendly, but this year looks very promising for race car drivers, crew, family, friends and owners. Bucky already has many invites to attend and showcase at these race tracks as part of an outreach effort to try and keep kids safer, with Bucky materials handed out for free as creative vehicles to help educate families and heighten awareness related to vehicle and traffic safety.

It’s NASCAR season everyone. Buckle Up All Of Us! 

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. Jim was also appointed to Children Across America as their events and creative director for their child safety programs initiatives and outreach kids safety campaigns nationwide.

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