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CINCINNATI, Oh. (January 6, 2019) –As thousands of students prepare to return to the classroom following winter break, AAA is sending timely traffic safety reminders to motorists in an effort to reduce child pedestrian fatalities and injuries.
“AAA is urging area motorists to get back into the habit of slowing down and watching for children in school zones and in neighborhoods who are walking, biking, or taking the bus to school,” said Jenifer Moore, AAA spokeswoman.
According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic (AAFTS) Safety, a pedestrian struck by a vehicle traveling at a reduced school zone speed of 25 mph is nearly two-thirds less likely to be killed compared to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle traveling just 10 mph faster.
In addition, new data from the AAAFTS indicates that hit-and-run crashes are on the rise with more than one occurring every minute on U.S. roads. The report found that most victims of fatal hit-and-runs crashes are pedestrians.
Afternoons present additional risks because children are often distracted by thoughts of playtime and other activities on their journey home. Over the last decade nearly one in four child pedestrian fatalities occurred between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Here are several tips from AAA for motorists to help keep kids safe:
Here are several tips for parents who have children who will be walking, biking or riding the bus to school:
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