Pedestrian safety

Kids boarding the school bus

More than 600 child pedestrian deaths occur each year. While it’s vital that young kids learn pedestrian safety, older kids need reminders too. Teach kids and teens of all ages to use crosswalks, read traffic signals and stay distraction free while on the road.

For younger kids

Clifford Takes a Walk: Join Clifford the Big Red Dog as he takes a walk and learns some important safety tips along the way. Watch videos of the book read in English and Spanish.

Play the Safe Paths game. Have your kids play the Safe Paths game. They will learn that the shortest path is not always the safest path and get safety tips as they travel.

For older kids

Street Smarts e-Learning programStreet smarts
Street Smarts is an e-Learning course for kids in grades 3-6. Younger children learn how to safely cross the street, how traffic and pedestrian signals help pedestrians cross safely and why it’s important to cross with an adult until age 10. Older kids learn how to proceed with caution around driveways, alleys, and railroad tracks, as well as the importance of not being distracted while walking. Lastly, students will learn the importance of role modeling correct pedestrian safety behaviors for younger children. Learn more, and schools and classrooms can register here. Courses are free.

Once you have registered, enroll in the age-appropriate course. Enroll in the 3rd/4th grade course or the 5th/6thgrade course.

National Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day
Each year in October, schools participate in National Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day. This event encourages kids to stay healthy and active while reviewing safest routes and pedestrian safety. Learn more.


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