Watch these educational videos about bicycle and pedestrian safety.
Pedestrian and bicycle-related injuries remain leading causes of unintentional injury-related deaths among children. In Virginia in 2004, 8 children ages 1-14 died as pedestrians or cyclists and 189 were injured severely enough to be hospitalized. This number does not include the minor injuries that were not reported or were treated in a pediatrician’s office.
This fall send your kids back to school, out to play or trick-or-treating with the safety skills they need to survive.
Explore the links below for safety tips and activities:
Safe Kids Worldwide offers safety tips in a number of areas — from cars and bikes to fire, falls and water hazards. Visit their website for more information.
The National Safe Kids Campaign has a catalog of
— videos, brochures, magazines and other materials that are
an integral part of their unintentional childhood injury effort.
Check them out online.
Safe Kids also encourages pedestrian safety for
National Pedestrian Safety Campaign can provide information
and a tool kit to help promote a campaign in your area. The Partnership for a Walkable America sponsors Walk to School
a Safe Kids event — as well as offering a variety of resources and materials to make walkers everywhere more aware of safety concerns.