Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
10:13 pm EDT
Tue, July 7, 2020

Vehicles display moving messages

Sometimes, we gawk at cars for their magnificent design, amazing styling, and meticulously polished surfaces.

Now, local motorists may notice a fleet of vehicles that display cool graphics and an important message.

On June 4, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office unveiled the first of eight vehicles with a message to encourage students to call, text, or use the SpeakOut Hotline app to report bullying, threats of violence, and suicide concerns.

The vehicle graphics were designed by Leesburg-based Red Apple Media. Joe Ziler, owner of Kevco Builders in Eustis, provided a monetary donation to underwrite the cost of the vehicle wrapping process.

“It is so important for the community to help ensure our children are in a safe environment,” Joe said in a press release. “By offering an easy way for people to anonymously report when students are in danger, to themselves or to others, may help authorities prevent tragedy.”

A Lake County Sheriff’s Office pickup truck and six Lake County Schools maintenance vans will also be wrapped with the SpeakOut graphics.