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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.


Check out our Pedestrian Safety Tips

Take Action

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.

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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.


Various School Zone Areas That Can Be Improved

View the Take Action Toolkit


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.



This infographic highlights seven ways children are getting hit, paired with seven tips to prevent them from happening.

A colorful informational pedestrian safety image with visual graphics.



Safe Kids Oregon works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids Oregon is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Oregon was founded in 1995 and is proudly led by Oregon Child Development Coalition.



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