Through a grants from Iowa DOT and donations from safety conscious public and private local entities the 2nd round of Children Traffic Safety Quiz is online. Children can re-take the quiz until they answer all the questions correctly. Each month names will be drawn and prizes will be given away. Special thanks to the following supporters:
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According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports nearly one-third of traffic related deaths in the United States is due to alcohol-impaired driving. Holiday season is here and the threat of increased alcohol-related traffic deaths and injuries is looming again. There are ways that we can reduce this suffering or stop it from happening. I am sure everybody knows how to do it but will we act on it?
The Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Public Safety has launched a Zero Fatality campaign. Click on their logo for interesting videos:
Thank you to Sgt. Brian Hoelscher, Waterloo and Evansdale Police Departments, area principals and teachers, and all the students and families who made our recent school outreach program a success! We visited more than 40 first, second and third grade classrooms to talk about traffic safety. Our hope is that learning now will set our children up for a lifetime of safety!
Early childhood encounters with traffic safety issues could produce long-term benefits and affect their adulthood driving behavior. Previously DSCV had produced and distributed an elementary school level activity booklet. An online children traffic safety quiz contest was another undertaking. The latest effort is the Elementary School Outreach project. DSCV is in partnership with Waterloo and Evansdale Police Departments and has full support of the Waterloo School District. Officers will visit the classrooms and discuss traffic safety skills. The goal is to make children aware of traffic safety. The effort is not so much as to strictly “train” the children but make them cognizant of safety issues.