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To kick- Off National Teen Driver Safety Week, Safe Kids Worldwide teamed up with the National Traffic Safety Administration to host an event at Mills High School focused on teen passenger and driver’s safety.
My two boys love quarters. We don’t give them an allowance yet, but for the past few years we have used quarters as an incentive for doing things around the house like feeding the dog, picking up toys and emptying the dishwasher. My wife, Lauren, even pays them a quarter if they fart on me. Needless to say, Stephen, 6, and Thomas, 4, love these quarters, they save these quarters and they only spend them on the ultimate prize - Legos.
La infografía expone los peligros para los peatones en zonas escolares a través de los Estados Unidos y presenta recomendaciones a las comunidades para proteger a los adolescentes cerca de las escuelas.
Last month I was standing at an intersection in New York City, but felt like I was back living in my home city of Shanghai. All around me, there were jaywalkers who didn’t appear to have any interest in following the traffic signals, which reminded me of the so-called “Chinese Style Road Crossing.”
Our newest research, “Alarming Dangers in School Zones,” done with support from FedEx, takes a closer look at dangers in school zones that could lead to injuries to students while walking to school. We found that about 80 percent of students observed did not cross the street safely. And some drivers are not being safe either. We observed that 1 in 3 drivers dropping off or picking up students displayed unsafe behaviors, like texting while driving or blocking the crosswalk. The research also includes information about the school zones themselves.
Safe Kids Worldwide Calls on Communities to Take Action to Protect Kids on the Move
Washington, D.C. – A new report released today from Safe Kids Worldwide, made possible with support from FedEx®, reveals that school zones can be unsafe places for students. The research observed 39,000 walkers and 56,000 drivers in school zones and recorded risky behaviors, including distracted walking by students, distracted driving by those dropping off, unsafe speed limits, unmarked crosswalks and limited crossing guards.
The infographic illustrates facts around alarming dangers in school zones across the United States and tips for ways communities can get involved to protect kids on the move.
Have you seen teens crossing the street while texting? Or crossing mid-block distracted by headphones? We have.
We conducted an observational study of 39,000 teens in school zones and found that distraction is on the rise. In addition, 80 percent of the teens we observed crossing the street were doing so in an unsafe manner.
New Research Report
The new research, Alarming Dangers in School Zones, made possible by support from FedEx, reveals that school zones can be unsafe for students.