Education

Staying Safe: Exploring Virginia's Roads

A student activity book with over 50 activities (reading ages: 2nd grade to 6th grade) in the areas including: the roadway system, road trip history, passenger safety, work zone safety and pedestrian safety.

A copy can be ordered by e-mailing Joan.Morris@VDOT.Virginia.gov or calling 703-383-2465.

Authoring Organization: 
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

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Making Children's Lives More Active

Children are becoming fatter which has serious implications for their health. One reason is their decreasing levels of physical activity. This is related to their lifestyles and reductions in the amount of walking. This note illustrates these effects and draws conclusions about children's physical activity and car use.

Authoring Organization: 
Centre for Transport Studies, University College London

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Making Children Healthier by Walking

This Power Point presentation covers the following topics and more:

Authoring Organization: 
Centre for Transport Studies, University College London
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The Walking Bus Website

The walking bus is the latest safe, fun and healthy way to travel to and from school. Each walking bus had an adult 'driver' at the front and and an adult 'conductor' bringing up the rear. The children walk to school in a group along a set route picking up additional 'passengers' at specific 'bus-stops' along the way.

Authoring Organization: 
Mouchel Parkman, UK

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Portland Traffic Safety Curriculum: Grades 6-8

Curricula - "Kids on the Move" (K-5); Introduction Grades pK - 3; Grades 4 - 5; Appendices; Curricula - "Smart Moves" (6-8); Introduction and How to Use This Curricula; Welcome to PORTLAND KIDS ON THE MOVE, a traffic-safety curriculum with an emphasis on environmental concerns.

Authoring Organization: 
City of Portland Office of Transportation

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Portland Traffic Safety Curriculum: Grades K-5

Curricula - "Kids on the Move" (K-5); Introduction Grades pK - 3; Grades 4 - 5; Appendices; Curricula - "Smart Moves" (6-8); Introduction and How to Use This Curricula; Welcome to PORTLAND KIDS ON THE MOVE, a traffic-safety curriculum with an emphasis on environmental concerns.

Authoring Organization: 
City of Portland Office of Transportation

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Kid's Bicycle Safety Webpage

It's a beautiful day - the sun is shining, the birds are chirping. What could be more perfect than a bike ride? But wait! Before you pull your bike out of the garage, let's find out how to stay safe on two wheels.

Why Is Bicycle Safety So Important? Bike riding is a lot of fun, but accidents happen. Every year, about 176,000 kids go to the emergency department because of bike accident injuries. Some of these injuries are so serious that children die, usually from head injuries.

Authoring Organization: 
KidsHealth.org

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Coloring Page - Bike Helmets

Coloring page that includes three helmet designs.

Authoring Organization: 
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles - Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

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Pedestrian Safety Checklist

Provides pedestrian safety information such a:

Authoring Organization: 
National Safe Kids Campaign
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