Pedestrian Safety

 
Welcome to Safe Kids Tulsa Area's Walk This Way campaign website!
 
Pedestrian injury remains the second leading cause of injury-related accidental death among children ages 5 to 14.
  • In 2009, 244 children ages 14 and under died from pedestrian injuries.
  • In 2009, nearly 13,000 child pedestrians were non-fatally injured in motor vehicle crashes.
  • Child pedestrian injuries occur more often in residential areas and on local roads that are straight, paved and dry.
  • Children ages four and under are at the greatest risk form child pedestrian death.

Walk This Way 

Safe Kids Worldwide and program sponsor FedEx Express created Walk This Way to teach safe behavior to motorists and child pedestrians and create safer, more walkable communities. Each October, coalitions in more than 100 U.S. cities host events on International Walk to School Day, as part of the program. The program also supports Pedestrian Safety Task Forces which work to create safer communities for child pedestrians by making environmental improvements to high-risk locations. Additionally, Safe Kids conducts annual research to reveal the problems for child pedestrians, raising national awareness around this issue.
 
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Learn More About Safe Kids Tulsa Area

To learn more about Safe Kids or available safety resources, please call 918-494-SAFE (7233).
 
Safe Kids Tulsa Area is the eastern Oklahoma affiliate of Safe Kids Worldwide-a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children. The Tulsa coalition is led by The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis.