Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for people age 6 to 33. “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” focuses on reducing traffic fatalities by encouraging motorists to take extra precautions.
Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day is a national safety awareness campaign focused on reducing all types of traffic fatalities. Each state sponsors events and activities throughout the year to increase awareness, and numerous transportation partners in Kansas work together to help achieve this goal.
Last year, nearly 700 Kansas kids ages 5-13 participated in a safety poster contest with 18 kids receiving
regional and statewide recognition. This year, the poster contest is happening again. Kansas kids age 5 through 13 are invited to enter artwork representing their thoughts on “Put the Brakes on Fatalities.” Regional winners in the three age categories will be chosen. Then, three statewide winners will be selected from the 18 regional winners!
Each regional winner will receive a new bicycle and helmet courtesy of: Wal-Mart statewide, and Safe Kids Kansas.
All entries must be postmarked by September 3, 2010. Winners will be announced on Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, October 10, 2010.
You can learn more about Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day at brakesonfatalities.org.
Kids, if you’re looking for some inspiration, check out some of the entries from 2008: Kids Advocate For Traffic Safety.