National Safety Council Statement on Peer Safety Program

Students Empower Peers to Take Active Role in Safety

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council applauds the work of Family, Community and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA), in their efforts to support pedestrian safety by encouraging peers to take an active role in their own communities. The "Teen Road Safety Assessment" Initiative (Teen RSA) led by (FCCLA) and funded by State Farm™ empowers youth to "read the road" in order to understand road safety features and identify the areas of highest risk near their schools.   

More school-age pedestrians have been killed during the hour before and after school than any other time of day, according to NHTSA.  Pedestrians are among our most vulnerable roadway users. They are unprotected and, in most cases, outnumbered. As motor vehicle deaths continue to climb, we must not forget that the risks we are all facing extend to the sidewalks too. Everyone deserves safe passage, and these numbers are yet another indication that we must do more to keep each other safe.

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