There are more than 1,700 fatalities and 840,000 injuries yearly due to vehicle crashes off public highways.
And until driverless cars make roads safer, it’s on us to make safety a priority.
NHTSA Traffic Safety Campaign
It’s so very tragic that traffic incidents are a leading cause of death and injury for kids in 2013.
And as with most things in life, education is the key to reducing traffic related injuries and fatalities.
Chuggington and NHTSA have some really cool, interactive traffic safety tools aimed at kids preschool-aged to 3rd grade.
The campaign focuses on four main areas: pedestrian, bus, bike, and car seat safety.
The program also includes fun and informative traffic safety tip sheets, downloadable safety activity materials and more.
We are constantly publishing traffic safety tips. Here are just a few posts I hope you find helpful:
Michigan safe driving tips
How to prevent school bus accidents involving children and pedestrians
Bicycle helmet safety tips for kids
11 child safety tips to prevent child “backover” car accidents
How to stay safe and prevent car accidents on one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year
Parents, have you tried the Chuggington tools? Have your kids responded to them?
What other resources have you used for teaching kids about traffic safety?
Let us know!