Safe Routes Utah Blog

In September, We Wear Green

Pull out your best green gear and help us bring awareness to school zone safety this month for Green Ribbon Month. Green Ribbon Month was created in Utah to shine a light on school zone safety. Now that school is officially back in session, there are more pedestrians, particularly kids, walking and biking to and from school. It’s a reminder to drivers to watch for kids on their way to school and also a reminder to pedestrians to walk and bike responsibly.

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2 Things You Don’t Know About Crosswalks

When using a crosswalk or approaching one in your vehicle, it’s important to know the differences. There are several different types of crosswalks, but in the US, most crosswalks are either a zebra crosswalk or a parallel crosswalk. Each type signals to pedestrians and drivers a different process for use.

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Do These 3 Things To Keep Kids Active This Summer

We’re not exactly sure if you can actually call summer break a “break” as a parent, but we do know that kids and teachers definitely need the break. We also know that summer break means parents are looking for ways to keep kids busy. It’s not always an easy thing to do but we have some tried and true tips to share in hopes of keeping your kiddos healthy, active and safe this summer.

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How To Pick The Right Size Bike And Helmet

If your kid rides a push pedal bike, they should have one that’s the proper size. When a child has a bike that is the correct size, they can control it better, refine their coordination and increase their confidence and safety. A bike the right size should:

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Kids vs. Parents: Pedestrian and Driver Myths

Make it known to all that the battle shall rage between kid and parent to see who will rule the road the safest. Prizes are at hand every Tuesday for those who venture to take on this quest. You have until the strike of midnight on May 18th to complete the quest. Who’s knowledge will bust each myth and ensure the safety of your kingdom? To find out, click here and crush the myths. Show who knows the rules of the road best. Once you’ve completed the first mission in the quest, continue to the next quest and gather additional resources.

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School Safety And How You Can Help

We know there are many reasons it seems challenging to use active transportation to get your kids to school, but every child deserves a safe school environment. Contribute to your child’s safety by walking instead of driving to school. It will give you quality time together and improve their health.

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3 Things Crossing Guards Want You and Your Kids To Know

Crossing the street might seem like a straightforward task, but there are many things to be aware of as a crossing guard. Kids, drivers, high traffic volume, and distractions are all circumstances to juggle for a crossing guard. We have three inside tips every crossing guard wants drivers, parents and kids to know to keep school zones safe.

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3 Ways To Keep Your Kids Active This Winter

When the weather turns cold and routine sets in, it’s easy to lose motivation and want to stay indoors. But getting outside is still good for kids and keeping them active during the winter is important. A great way to get exercise and get the kiddos moving is walking or biking to school. With these three tips, you can make walking or biking to school in any weather a breeze, and you’ll be eligible to win prizes in the Safe Routes Walk & Roll Challenge. Here are a few pro tips to help.

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