Neighborhood Safety

Group 2: Be Aware, Look Everywhere!

Our Issue

Our goal this week is to advocate for neighborhood safety by spreading awareness. Several drivers who are involved in child pedestrian accidents are distracted or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Little kids get hit more often than teenagers because they are shorter, making them more difficult to see. Each year 4,735 kids or adults are involved in car accidents. To help with the cause you can make sure people don't speed in your neighborhood and that everyone is aware of their surroundings.

Our Advocacy PSA

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Take Action

Here are some ways you can effectively advocate for Neighborhood safety:


  • Personal Level: use the #BeAwareLookEVERYWHERE, use social media to spread the word, being self-aware of your surroundings
  • City Level: Talk to Mayor Price, ask to put up signs, advocate for more sidewalks or bike lanes, provide information to schools and neighborhoods, start neighborhood patrols
  • National Level: Talk to the senator of Texas, Write a letter to the president
  • Additional ways: make a commercial on Television or an ad, hang posters, fundraise

What We Learned...

Jack Q. "That you should drive the speed limits, not break the law, and don't drink and drive."

Tevy S. "That you should look both ways before crossing the road to know what is going on around you."

Oscar D. "That neighborhood safety is a big problem in some places and that we should help those places become nicer."

Daniella D. "That drivers and kids should pay more attention to there surroundings so they know what to do."

Victoria R. " That some drivers are careless and need to pay more attention to there surroundings."

Laith S. "That you need to be safe in your neighborhood because you never know who is going to be in your neighborhood."

Karli V. "That the driver should drive more carefully so you will not be in a car crash."

A'kylah M. "That you need to advocate in your everyday life."

Quinn M. "That in some neighborhoods are not very nice and they need help to make them nicer."

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A Fantastic Team of 10 (pictured above)

Members: Jack Q, Oscar D, Laith S, Quinn M, Daniella D, Tevy S, A'kylah M, Victoria R, Karli V, and counselor, Claire.

Resources

  • CDC Walk This Way: Taking Steps Toward Pedestrian Safety
  • CDC Injury Prevention and Control: Pedestrian Safety
  • Neighborhood Traffic Safety - It's No Accident! Written by Tom Everson- Sheriff Magazine, May/June 2009
  • Child Pedestrian Injuries on Residential Streets: Implications for Traffic Engineering, Written by Peter Jacobsen - ITE Journal on the Web, February 2000