Friday, October 7, 2016

3rd Graders Go To Safety City

Ms. Schwartz poses with her 3rd grade students as they prepare to walk to Safety City.

Once again, PS4 students partnered with the NYC Department of Transportation to educate students on pedestrian, bicycle and car passenger safety!  The fundamental message of Vision Zero is that death and injury on city streets are unacceptable and that we will no longer regard serious crashes as inevitable.  The goal is to reduce the number of traffic-related fatalities in NYC to zero in ten short years.  Visiting Safety City on W157th Street plays an important role in reaching this goal.

For the 6th year in a row, FedEx and Safe Kids sponsored National Walk to School Day!  On October 6th all 3rd grade students walk with family members, teachers and special guests to Safety City!  Safety City is a traffic safety program for school children that uses a simulated New York City street to teach children about traffic safety through hands-on experience.  The program teachings students how to make safer choices as pedestrians, on bicycles, on skates, on scooters and in cars.

Special thanks to Renso Vidal, NYC DOT - Safety and Outreach for choosing our school to partner with during this annual celebration of safety.  For more information about Safety City, click here.

Assistant Principal, Ms. Martin looks on as students celebrate National Walk to School Day

DOT Safety Educator Renso Vidal gives safety tips before walking to Safety City with 3rd graders.

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