Teen Pedestrian Safety: Crossing the Street


Teens are more likely than younger children to be killed by a vehicle. When was the last time you talked to your teen about walking safety?

Teen pedestrian safety outreach week: August 7–13, 2017
Note: Materials may now be used anytime.
Toolkit reviewed: 2017

Suggested hashtag: #pedsafety

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These materials were created by Prevent Child Injury to help spread the key messages on teen pedestrian safety. Please feel free to use these materials as needed. Most of these materials can be co-branded with your organization’s logo. 



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These materials were created by Prevent Child Injury members and other trusted sources.

Fact Sheets, Brochures, & Webpages

Pedestrian Safety – Maryland DOTSHA*

Street Safety – Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC*

Posters, Flyers, and Other Printables

Infographics and Social Media

Videos and Photos




Toolkits and Campaigns

Be Street Smart Campaign – Prince William County VA PD*

Chicago Complete Streets – Chicago DOT*

Pedestrian Injury Prevention Portal
 – Safe States Alliance

Pedestrian Safety  – Delaware Office of Highway Safety

Teaching Aids and Evaluation Materials

News Articles and Press Releases


*List of Abbreviations
AAOS: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
AAP: American Academy of Pediatrics
Maryland DOTSHA: Department of Transportation State Highway Administration
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDOT: North Carolina Department of Transportation
DOT: Department of Transportation

NCH: Nationwide Children’s Hospital
NHTSA: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NPR: National Public Radio
NSC: National Safety Council

SKW: Safe Kids Worldwide
UPMC: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
FHWA: Federal Highway Administration
Prince William County VA PD: Prince William County, Virginia Police Department

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