Child Safety: Are You Speeding in Your Neighborhood? Slow Down & Read These Scary Stats by Katie Sloan

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4 months ago
Child Safety: Are You Speeding in Your Neighborhood? Slow Down & Read These Scary Stats

With summer here and families home because of the coronavirus pandemic, kids will be playing outside, riding bikes and running around from dawn to dusk. Laughter and squeals of joy are the sounds of summer. But all of this can come to a screeching halt when a driver chooses to speed in a residential area. In fact, most speeders live in the neighborhood. The seconds saved by speeding are not worth a child’s life. 

Why is this important? 

  • A child lacks the ability to see and avoid oncoming cars; perceptual ability is slow to develop.
  • According to Sheriff magazine, if you hit a pedestrian at 20 mph, 5 percent will die; at 30 mph, 45 percent will die; and at 40 mph, 85 percent will die. 

What should you do? 

  • SLOW DOWN and obey traffic signs.
  • Avoid distractions (don't text!).
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Always check before backing up!

Let's keep our kids safe!

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
You said it, Katie Sloan ! We all need to stay alert, step on the brakes and keep our kids safe!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Thanks for sharing these important statistics with us, Katie Sloan! So scary!
Meredith Schneider
Great reminder Katie Sloan Makes me crazy when I see cars in my neighborhood going way too fast.
Kim Kusiciel
This is so important and a great reminder. Thank you Katie Sloan .
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