Friday, April 9, 2010

Safe Routes to Schools Help Keep Kids Alive

Dear Friends in Traffic Safety,

Recent articles highlight the huge discrepancy in the number of children who walk to school today versus 40 years ago. See:

Getting Kids to Walk to School
Safe Routes to School Programs Encourage Active, Safe Trips to School

A key concern for parents is the safety of their children in light of the speed of traffic, drivers running stop signs, and other unsafe driving behaviors.

That is why communities including Hastings, Nebraska and Ridgewood New Jersey have integrated Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 into their Safe Routes to Schools educational efforts to engage all motorists. This helps to create safer neighborhood roadway environments to enable children to walk and ride to and from school. You can do so in your community as well. Simply log on to Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Start-up to begin planning in your community. Remember also that Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is available to consult on-site to assist with your planning. Contact or call 402-334-1391.

“Don’t let the 2 minutes you ‘save’
be the last 2 minutes of someone’s life.”
David Townsend – Tia’s dad.

In safety,
Tom Everson
KEEP KIDS ALIVE DRIVE 25® - A Non-Profit "For Action" Organization 501(c)(3)

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