Did you know that a child dies every 5 days as a result of being struck by a train?
My name is Nohemi Ramos and I am a senior at Silva Magnet High School. My friends and I learned about this statistic through our Safe Kids Rail Safety Service-Learning program. And when we heard the actual stories about the kids who were killed when they were walking too close to the tracks or even taking a selfie, we knew we had to do something about it!
Safe Kids and many of our 400 coalitions are offering multiple options for parents to learn about car seats virtually and in-person during Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 19-25) and throughout the year. We have many options, so please take advantage of one of the following resources.
The beginning of the school year can be overwhelming and exciting at the same time, both for kids and parents. As we all continue to keep ourselves as safe as possible during the pandemic, let’s not forget to remain vigilant in our efforts to stay safe while heading to and from school. Here are a few ways to make safety a part of your back-to-school plan.