The important thing to remember about preventable injuries is that they are preventable
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Let's Talk Back to School!
A new school year can often be the beginning of something special – another year for students to learn, grow and imagine all the possibilities (even if our kids don’t always see it that way).
Facts about Pedestrian Safety
Unfortunately, too many kids are not getting to school and back safety. In fact, every day in the U.S. more than 40 kids are hit by a vehicle while walking. That’s more than 15,000 children injured each year.
So let’s work together to do something about these preventable tragedies. When you talk to your children about everything that goes with their return to school, from teachers to friends to homework, please also talk to them about how to walk there safely. This goes double for those of you with teenagers, since they are now the most at-risk youth for pedestrian injuries. Here are some tips and resources to help start the discussion.
Be an advocate for pedestrian safety with our Take Action Toolkit: How to Fix Unsafe School Zones. If you observe speeding or other dangerous behaviors in your school zone, use these tips and resources to help take that one step further to make your neighborhoods safer.
This toolkit was developed by Safe Kids with support from FedEx, to empower parents and caregivers to make policy or infrastructure changes that improve safety for pedestrians, bike riders and all of us near schools.
Play a Part in Safety
Join in and help teach kids how to be safe while walking. We’ve created some posters that you can use in your community or your child’s school to help spread awareness of common ways kids get hit by cars.
Our next meeting:
Safe Kids Thurston County
Coordinator: Danielle King
Phone: 360.786.8907 ext. 107
Child Care Action Council
3729 Griffin Lane SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Toll Free: 800.845.0956
Safe Kids Worldwide
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1707
The Child Care Action Council and Thurston County Medic One serve as the lead organizations, lending support to help the group accomplish their goals related to childhood injury prevention in Thurston County.