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Why Avoiding Distrated Walking Matters To Me
After several early mornings and late afternoon “stake outs” at middle and high schools in my hometown of Grand Forks, I now know what it feels like to be a police officer. That’s because a little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to work with Safe Kids Grand Forks to observe the distracted walking problem in middle and high students in school zones.
Why You Should Care About School Bus Passing
Five-year-old Maliyah Steadman was getting off her school bus in Shreveport, Louisiana when she was suddenly hit by a car. Even though the bus’s extended crossing arm was activated and it’s against the law, the driver went around the car directly in front of him that had stopped for the bus and hit Maliyah. In critical condition, the young girl was rushed to the hospital. Thankfully Maliyah was released three months later, but is still struggling with lasting effects of a brain injury.
This blog was written by Joshua Ogboenyiya, SKW summer intern.
Why You Should Reduce Your Speed in School Zones
I confess – I’ve been a speeder. I would often catch myself driving 7-10 miles over the posted limit. It was a dangerous habit that I and many others need to break, considering that over 35,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2015, speeding being a top cause. Speeding is especially dangerous for children in school zones. Every day, a child is at risk from speeders.
This blog was written by Pamela Eisner, SKW summer intern
Why You Should Care About Speeding in School Zones
People speed in school zones and put kids at risk. Studies show that lowering speed can reduce fatality rates by up to 40 percent and a very recent analysis by the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that speed is a contributing factor in fatal crashes at about the same frequency as drunk driving. Something has to be done, and you can be part of the solution.
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Portion of Proceeds from All Car Seats Sold at Babies"R"Us in September to Benefit Safe Kids Worldwide™
Child Passenger Safety Week is September 17-23, but at Safe Kids we’re celebrating all month long.
It’s so important to make sure your child is riding as safely as possible in the car that we’re hosting more than 400 community car seat safety checkup events throughout the month of September. Events are updated weekly.
Safe Kids Worldwide is teaming up with Babies “R” Us to celebrate Baby Safety Month during September.
Each week in September, Babies “R” Us stores will offer parents helpful information on car safety, safe sleep, childproofing and bath safety. Also, customers can get 25 percent off certain car seat models starting Friday, September 1 through Sunday, October 1. Babies “R” Us is donating 5 percent of the car seat sales during this time back to Safe Kids!