Keeping Kids Safe
The week of September 15 is Child Passenger Safety Week. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for kids in the U.S. Many factors put kids at risk, including being passengers when a driver is speeding or distracted. As pedestrians or simply playing outside or biking, children’s small size and slower reflexes can increase their risk too. What can you do to reverse this trend and protect kids on your streets?
Teenagers Behind the Wheel
Teen drivers are another high-risk population. They are three times more likely to be in a fatal crash than adult drivers. Teens are less likely to identify hazards or dangerous situations. They’re more likely to make errors in critical decisions and less likely to wear seat belts and avoid alcohol. Dangerous teen driving behavior puts their lives at risk, and threatens passenger safety as well as other drivers and pedestrians.
Streets that Protect
What if your streets themselves could protect kids and teens from car crashes? Slowing cars down can help prevent car accidents. Lower speeds also help to eliminate fatalities and minimize injuries when crashes do occur. Using radar speed signs to return teen or adult driver attention to the roads can protect them and improve both pedestrian and passenger safety. Speed cameras can send warnings to drivers who speed. And speed humps and cushions can slow drivers down to safer speeds.
Driver & Passenger Safety: Up Close & Personal
Traffic Logix offers everything you need to slow cars down and protect your streets. Want to see our products live and learn more about how they help save lives on streets across the country? Stop by and see us at booth 1146 at the upcoming IACP show in Illinois. We’ll be exhibiting our solutions for safer roads and hope to see you there!