A seven-year-old boy took his turn at the wheel of a FedEx truck and blew the horn on a vehicle parked near Wiles Elementary School recently. He was taking part in an exercise sponsored by Safe Kids of North Central Florida that was part of the 10th annual International Walk to School Day. This article published in the Gainesville Sun said that the boy and most of his classmates either ride their bikes or walk to school on a regular basis. Each child taking their turn behind the wheel of the truck gave them an idea of what drivers can and cannot see while traveling.
I could only see her head,” the second-grader said. “I know when I see a big truck like that to stand back so they can see me.”