Youth Traffic Safety Month
May is Youth Traffic Safety Month across the globe. And there’s good reason to draw attention to kids’ traffic safety. Children, with their boundless energy and busy schedules, are often frequent users of streets and the green spaces around them. And teens, with their constant urge to be on the go, are behind the wheel as often as they can as soon as they’re old enough. They are also some of the most vulnerable street users there are. With still developing judgement abilities, children at play and teens behind the wheel are at greater risk of being involved in a car crash. Whether they’re driving, biking, walking, or playing, youth need to be protected from the dangers of speeding cars.
Should We Just Keep Them Home?
This year’s National Bike Month is in May as well and it’s a time that people of all ages are encouraged to get outside and ride their bikes. With the high risk youth present, shouldn’t we just encourage them to stay indoors? Of course, anyone with knowledge of child health and psychology would scoff at this. Children need to be outdoors, to travel to and from school, to play, and to breathe fresh air as much as they can. And teens need to get out and learn about life as we did when we were teenagers ourselves. It’s the job of their communities to make sure they can do that safely, which is what Youth Traffic Safety Month is all about.
Keeping Youth Safe
What’s the best way to keep kids safe on the street? It’s a single dilemma with endless solutions. At Traffic Logix, we work with communities just like yours to match solutions to unique safety challenges. We offer a complete lineup of solutions with the awareness that no one solution fits all. Our radar signs improve driver focus while speed cameras help enforce speed limits. And our recycled rubber speed humps slow cars down. We have whatever you need to slow cars and protect your streets and everyone who uses them, regardless of age.
Are We Even Allowed to Install Those?
We sometimes get inquiries from private communities or HOAs wondering if they can purchase and install traffic safety solutions on their own. Curious about what the process is and whether you need city approval first? Check out our HOA traffic calming guide and find out more!