Ridgewood Real Estate Blog : October 2007

Keep Kids Alive Drive 25

Recently I heard about a program called Keep Kids Alive Drive 25.  It has been introduced to a number of towns in Bergen County and is a great program to help reduce traffic speed on local roads.  Before visiting their website, I never knew that this program was a nationwide non-profit organization.  You've probably seen their signs before.

Sign

This is a great program and I believe more towns should adopt a similar program.  Thousands of kids are killed each year from speeding drivers.  Slow down and protect our most valuable resource - our children.

Below are some little known facts about speeding taken from the Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 website.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 43,300 people - daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, friends - died on America's roadways in 2006. That's an average of over 118 deaths per day each and every day of the year. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - 2006)

  • 4,881 pedestrians died while walking in neighborhoods or crossing streets in 2005. 500 of these deaths were children under 14 years-old. (NHTSA 2005)

  • The death rate on residential streets is over twice that of highways -measured per miles driven (NHTSA - 2005)

  • Speeding Triples the Odds of Crashing (AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety - 2006)

  • A pedestrian hit in a 30 mph speed zone is 3 times more likely to die than one hit in a 25 mph zone. (General Estimated Database of Police Reported Accidents - 1999)

 Please visit their website at http://www.keepkidsalivedrive25.org/.

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Comment balloon 3 commentsSal Poliandro - Bergen County Realtor • October 30 2007 08:46PM
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