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Global Road Safety Week was from May 4-10, 2015. Safe Kids Worldwide took part in the UN #SaveKidsLives campaign, which included delivering the Child Declaration on Road Safety to policy makers. We enlisted the help of our local coalitions to get signatures for the Declaration. One coalition went above and beyond, adding an amazing 4,000 signatures to the Child Declaration. Kim Karpovich of Safe Kids Union County, NC won our domestic contest for the most signatures. It is such an amazing accomplishment, and we’re so proud of the work Kim and her team has done.
What an amazing week!
To raise awareness for the 500 children who die every day on the world’s roads – that’s one every three minutes – we participated in the United Nations Global Road Safety Week’s #slowdown campaign placing a special focus on how speed impacts the safety of children.
At Safe Kids Day in Palm Beach County, FL, a young middle school boy in a bright red Safe Kids Day shirt greets guests and passes out My High 5 booklets. He shows them where to get in line to pick out their free bike helmet. The boy has some difficulties speaking and seems shy. His mom explains how they began volunteering for their local Safe Kids coalition. One day, he fell off his bike, was not wearing a helmet, and suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Mrs. Davis is an exemplary person! She is not just a crossing guard, but a supervisor. Technically she shouldn't even be going to help with the crossing station but due to staffing issues with crossing guards, she is regularly covering different areas. Mrs. Davis has phenomenal skills when dealing with kids.
With families sheltering at home and curious children always looking for adventure, parents have a lot to think about to keep their kids safe in these days of COVID-19.
Safe Kids Worldwide Issues Statement in Support of DoT Transportation Legislation
Favors Bipartisan Approach to Road Safety
March 2013 Child Product Safety Recalls
October 2012 Child Product Safety Recalls
Safe Kids offers a variety of internships throughout the year. See below for links to learn more about internships we are currently offering and to apply.
40 Percent of Parents Say Children Don’t Always Wear Helmets While Riding