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Free car inspections offered at safety fair

Parking services is hosting a transportation and safety fair Friday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in lot 103. The lot is on the top level of the parking structure located on High Street next to Centennial Halls and the Cable Center.

Anyone with a DU ID is invited to bring their car or bike for a safety check. The goal of the fair is simple, says parking manager Buddy Knox. “We want to make sure students have safe cars.”

“With the start of every school year, we encounter the same kind of questions: Where is a good place to take my car for repairs? I have locked my keys in my car; what am I going to do?,” says Christine Meyers, senior enforcement officer in transportation and parking services.

Meyers thought the best way to answer questions — and help students — was to create a fair where questions were answered all at once.

Bear Frame & Axle will be performing vehicle safety inspections information, checking windshields, brakes and oil levels. Campus Cycle, the bicycle shop located at the southeast corner of Evans Avenue and Washington Street, will perform bicycle safety and maintenance checks.

“We won’t fix it, but we’ll tell you,” Knox says.

Participants also will be able to shoot off fire extinguishers with the Denver Fire Department, talk crime prevention with Campus Safety and see a smashed car from an alcohol related crash courtesy of the Colorado State Patrol.

Meyers says there will be an hourly prize drawing, music, free lunch and car washes.

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