Each year approximately 8,000 youngsters are seriously injured or killed in traffic incidents nationwide. Motor vehicle incidents are the leading cause of preventable death for children between the ages of 5 and 14 years old. In addition, approximately 3,500 children in this age group are injured each year as pedestrians.
Our children can be at risk as they walk to and from school, ride in cars and buses, and drive bicycles.
Safety City is a mobile traffic safety program for school children that uses an actual miniature city with buildings simulating a typical traffic environment, complete with streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, traffic signs, and crosswalks to teach children about traffic safety through hands-on experience.
Introducing Safety City
The California Paramedic Foundation hosts Safety City in California communities to teach young children the safe interaction of pedestrians, cars, bicycles, and scooters.
How Safety City Works
Safety City is designed as a turn-key, mobile program that can be deployed as a high-impact, public-safety-promoting component of any community gathering.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org you are interested in learning how to start your own Safety City program or if you are interested in having the California Paramedic Foundation host a Safety City in your community.