Road safety office, the safety center organizes a “superhero” day full of safety activities by bike and on foot
SACRAMENTO, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – As part of California Pedestrian Safety Month, children of all ages spent a Superhero Day at Safetyville USA to learn to “share the road” through a variety of safety activities by bike and on foot.
The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and Safety Center Incorporated have teamed up to encourage young “road safety superheroes” to don capes and masks as they compete in obstacle courses for cyclists and pedestrians who put their safety skills to the test. Participants also learned how to use the correct signs and signals on bicycles and on foot, the ABCs of bicycle repair (air, brakes and chain), decorated helmets and stopped at the coloring card station. advice and “go safe” photo booth.
“Instilling safe cycling and walking behaviors at a young age is essential for keeping children safe when they are out with friends or walking to and from school,” said the Director of the OTS, Barbara Rooney. “We are proud to partner with Safety Center to host a hands-on event for kids that can help them at the start of the school year. ”
“Empowering children to be safety superheroes is more than telling them what to do and what not to do,” said Jenny Mensch, Community Programs Manager at the Safety Center. “Children need the opportunity to put their safety knowledge and skills into practice and develop confidence in their ability to make safe choices. ”
Today’s event coincides with the launch of a new OTS education campaign encouraging everyone – cyclists, drivers and pedestrians – to “share the road, share the responsibility” by taking care of each other.
As part of the campaign, the OTS introduced a series of safety messages on September 13 at transit stops, shopping malls and on buses. Public service video announcements will run on social media, audio versions on the radio, including plays by the station’s DJ, and through website banners and the Waze app starting September 20.
The aim is to raise awareness of the dangers cyclists and pedestrians face on the road, and the actions necessary to ensure the safety of all on the road.
About the California Bureau of Highway Safety
The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) administers road safety grants that offer innovative programs and help eliminate fatalities and injuries on California roads. OTS grant programs identify and address a variety of behavioral issues that impact road safety, such as driving while impaired by alcohol and drugs, distracted driving, occupant protection, and safety. cyclists and pedestrians. To learn more about OTS, visit ots.ca.gov and gosafelyca.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @OTS_CA and @GoSafelyCA, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CaliforniaOTS and www.facebook.com/GoSafelyCA.
About Safety Center Incorporated
Safety Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1934 with a mission to reduce injuries and save lives by empowering our community to make positive, life-changing decisions. We accomplish this mission by promoting lifelong health and safety through a variety of community and professional programs. Our programs help people of all ages learn to lead safe, healthy and productive lives. To learn more about our programs, visit https://safetycenter.org/. Follow us on social media @SafetyCenterInc and @SafetyvilleUSA.