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Here’s your safety assignment for the week:
Grab your helmets and take a bike ride with your kids. Why? Well, beyond the obvious reasons, it’s because Safe Kids has a new way for you to evaluate how bike friendly your city or town is for kids.
Event at D.C.’s Shepherd Elementary School is one of hundreds around the world during Global Road Safety Week
Washington D.C. (May 5, 2015) – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx (pictured left with student Laterra Dakka), D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Safe Kids Worldwide CEO Kate Carr joined students, parents and faculty today at D.C.’s Shepherd Elementary School to raise awareness and advocate for changes that will improve road safety for kids.
School is out and summer is finally in full swing. Whether your plans include backyard barbecues and road trips or bike rides and beach vacations, we’ve got some tips to help parents keep kids safe while they have fun in the sun.
What would you think if you were walking or biking in your city and saw a group of people linking hands in the middle of the street? That’s exactly what happened on Second Avenue in New York City on a Tuesday morning in August 2017. Bike safety advocates were holding hands to make two points. First, that the city must continue making progress on bike and pedestrian safety in school zones. And second, that protected bike lanes are proven lifesavers. Commuters biking to work and school showed their appreciation for these advocates with cheers and high-fives.
I still remember getting my first bike. It was a lovely fall day, and I was celebrating my 5th birthday at the local park when my parents wheeled it over. And it was beautiful – a light pink frame and white tires with a white basket on the front adorned with purple, blue and yellow daisies, and shimmering multicolored streamers flowing from the handlebars.
This blog was written by Joshua Ogboenyiya, SKW summer intern
Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, has unique expertise in the area of promoting road safety for children. The Safe Kids Buckle Up Program™, Safe Kids’ signature child passenger safety program that started in the United States and is being replicated globally, uses research, education, awareness and public policy to protect children in and around cars.
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