Through a grants from Iowa DOT and donations from safety conscious public and private local entities the 2nd round of Children Traffic Safety Quiz is online. Children can re-take the quiz until they answer all the questions correctly. Each month names will be drawn and prizes will be given away. Special thanks to the following supporters:
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|Grout Museum District
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|KT’s Indoor Inflatable Park
||3175 W. Airline Hwy, Waterloo IA 50703
|Phelps Youth Pavilion
||225 Commercial St., Waterloo IA 50701
|Thorp Family Fun
||2720 Lackland Dr., Waterloo IA 50702
|Waterloo Leisure Services
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According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports nearly one-third of traffic related deaths in the United States is due to alcohol-impaired driving. Holiday season is here and the threat of increased alcohol-related traffic deaths and injuries is looming again. There are ways that we can reduce this suffering or stop it from happening. I am sure everybody knows how to do it but will we act on it?
Here is a link to an article about death of a driver in a crash. The other vehicle was on autopilot. While still under investigation, preliminary data show the computer was at fault.
The Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Public Safety has launched a Zero Fatality campaign. Click on their logo for interesting videos:
Early childhood encounters with traffic safety issues could produce long-term benefits and affect their adulthood driving behavior. Previously DSCV had produced and distributed an elementary school level activity booklet. An online children traffic safety quiz contest was another undertaking. The latest effort is the Elementary School Outreach project. DSCV is in partnership with Waterloo and Evansdale Police Departments and has full support of the Waterloo School District. Officers will visit the classrooms and discuss traffic safety skills. The goal is to make children aware of traffic safety. The effort is not so much as to strictly “train” the children but make them cognizant of safety issues.
Congratulations to Avaya B., Daniel B., Audrienne K., Claire R., Abigail D., Shanti E., Damir S., and Molly M. for being the end of season 1 safety quiz winners.
Congratulations to Daniel B. and Emma K. for being the January 2015 safety quiz winners.
Congratulations to Kadence W. and Enisa A. for winning the December 2014 safety quiz.
Molly M. and Jashayla C. are our November quiz winners. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Jayden F. and Dedra H. for winning the October quiz contest. Thank you for caring about traffic safety.