April 30, 2018
3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Reducing the Risks to Child Pedestrians
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there was a nine percent increase in pedestrian fatalities from 2015 to 2016. (1) A recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association states that “Pedestrians now account for a larger proportion of traffic fatalities than they have in the past 33 years.” (2) This webinar will provide an overview of data on pedestrian-related fatalities among children and describe the efforts of two organizations, the National Center for Safe Routes to School and Safe Kids Worldwide, to reduce risks to child pedestrians. Kristin Rosenthal, program manager for Road Safety at Safe Kids Worldwide, will share information on child pedestrian injury and death rates in the U.S. and findings from a study that Safe Kids conducted on pedestrian behavior. Nancy Pullen-Seufert, director of the National Center for Safe Routes to School, will explain why the Center launched Vision Zero for Youth, an initiative to encourage cities to prioritize safety in places where children walk and bike, and she will describe the increasing commitment to Vision Zero by cities and states around the U.S. She will also discuss ways in which child pedestrian safety and bicyclist safety can be woven together.
Space is limited, so please register now!
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