Wednesday, June 24, 2009



“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,

committed citizens can change the world.I

ndeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

Dear Friend in Safety,

This note is entitled “Vocal Virginians – Making a Difference!” When it comes to KEEP KIDS ALIVE DRIVE 25®, many residents and communities work to make their voices and concerns heard by putting care into action as they educate and engage citizens to create safer environments for us all on neighborhood streets, and beyond.

Following are examples of Virginians Making a Difference:

· Arlington County was the 1st in the country to implement a countywide KEEP KIDS ALIVE DRIVE 25® campaign.

· Cities also participating include Hampton, Charlottesville, Colonial Heights.

· Neighborhood initiatives have emerged in Richmond, Vienna, McLean, Chantilly, and Stafford

Continue to Make Your Voice Heard in Virginia

We are grateful for support, past and present, throughout Virginia. Much remains to be accomplished. We look forward to continue support growth of our traffic safety initiatives as you act to create safer roadways for the benefit of everyone. Here are some ways that you can help and make your voice heard.

  • Invite your workplace to become a corporate sponsor/partner. Contact 402-334-1391 or to talk about possibilities.

  • Be a catalyst for neighborhood/community involvement. All you need to get started is available for free at KKAD25 Start-up.

  • Incorporate KEEP KIDS ALIVE DRIVE 25® into your local Safe Routes to School initiative. For more information on Safe Routes in Virginia, visit Safe Routes VA.

  • Invite your local school to help seed the campaign in your community through a KEEP KIDS ALIVE DRIVE 25® SCHOOL FUNDRAISER (Click here)

  • Invite your local high school to create a safe-driving culture in their school - and in the community as well. (Click here to learn how)

  • Your community can also benefit from on-site support to develop your community neighborhood traffic safety plan. Call 402-334-1391 or e-mail for information.

Thank you for all you do to make your neighborhood and community safer for all of us each day. And may you and all you care for have a safe, peaceful, and relaxing summer.

“Don’t Let the 2 Minutes You ‘Save’ Be the Last 2 Minutes of Someone’s Life.”Adapted from David Townsend (Tia’s father)

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