posts tagged with Road safety

Road Safety: Decade of Action Launch Brings International Attention

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...Having sustained serious injuries as a pedestrian in an auto related crash, the issue of road safety and injury prevention is of the utmost importance to me. I’ve made it my mission to educate both children and their parents on how they can protect themselves from preventable accidents, and I’ve spent over five years working with Safe Kids USA and Safe Kids Metro Detroit to do just that.

That’s why I was excited to have the opportunity to attend the U.S. launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety in Washington, D.C., which was an exciting summit of top national experts and organizations in safety and transportation...

Running for Safer Streets

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I am not a runner. Never have been, never will be. Despite this fact, I continue to engage in the sport and deceive myself into believing it's a good way to improve my health. Every time I jog over the Brooklyn Bridge or run through Prospect Park, I see "fast people." These are the "real" runners - I am just getting exercise.

Don't you LOVE this face?

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The beaming expression of pride and joy on the face of the mother in this photo (far right) is stunning. She is so proud of her son, who is seen receiving an award on March 6 for his participation in a story-writing and poster contest held by Safe Kids Foundation in Mumbai, India. The contest was part of Safe Kids' ongoing campaign to bring visibility to its child pedestrian safety programs which are sponsored by FedEx.

"Strategic" Philanthropy?

What on earth is "strategic" philanthropy? Isn't "philanthropy" just helping people and communities out of the "goodness of our hearts"? Sure it is, but with more than a million registered non-profits in the U.S. alone, and with limited resources, how does a global corporation with a commitment to philanthropy go about picking and choosing which charities to support?

Zebra Crossings

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As a kid growing up in New York City I was taught to cross streets at the corner crosswalk and to look both ways. While crosswalks exist in many developing countries – sometimes called Zebra Crossings (think: striping) – the message to use them is not reaching children as it should. On average more than 1,000 young people a day die from road traffic injuries worldwide.