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This blog was written by Akhil Reddy, Safe Kids Public Policy summer intern.
To this day I still grip the wheel of my car a little harder while driving if I think about what happened to a 15-year-old sophomore in the city outside Houston where I grew up. His name was Ben Silas.
When I was a teenager, my friend's dad said I have a “30 below stroll,” because he said I was too cool to be in a hurry. I’m not sure about the “cool” part but it’s true that for most of my life, I walked slow and easy. And it worked for me.
But that all changed when I moved to the nation’s capital to work at Safe Kids.
As school zones remain unsafe for students, “America’s Favorite Crossing Guard” contest spotlights the valuable contribution of crossing guards to pedestrian safety
With Autonomous Test Vehicles Already on the Road in Communities Nationwide, Manufacturers and Regulators Must Take Steps to Address Child Safety
Washington, D.C.– With self-driving cars poised to revolutionize America’s roadways and vehicle safety, top safety experts are calling upon developers of autonomous or self-driving vehicles to take immediate action to protect the safety of child passengers.
Kaylyn Barbour tells her story about how not wearing a seat belt can change your life completely.
Award-winning video shows the importance of teen driver safety
Washington, D.C.– In recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 21-27, 2018), Safe Kids Worldwide and Chevrolet today released an award-winning video featuring teen driver safety advocate, Kaylyn Barbour. Now paralyzed after a tragic car crash, Kaylyn is speaking out about her experience and sending a powerful message to teens about the risks of unsafe driving behaviors.
Halloween is, hands down, my favorite holiday. It has been for as long as I can remember and for so many reasons:
On most days, the safest way for kids to get to school is on a school bus. Sadly on October 26, 6-year-old twin boys Xzavier and Mason, and their 9-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl, were exceptions to that rule. They were on their way to Mentone Elementary School in rural Rochester, Indiana. Their bus was traveling northbound on a two-lane highway with a 55-mph speed limit. The school bus driver stopped and lowered the stop arm, its blinking lights signaling that he was picking up students. Along with a fourth child, the three kids started to cross the street to board the bus.
It started as an ordinary Wednesday, until one of my partners informed me of a patient admitted to our Gastroenterology (GI) service at Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) who needed our care. The patient was a precocious and otherwise healthy 3-year-old who was admitted overnight after she swallowed a large number of small BB-sized magnets that she had obtained from her father’s desk toy.
Here are some important winter safety tips to help you and your family stay safe.