As traffic fatalities rise, cities take street safety lessons to the classroom
from The Washington Post
Sometimes, to make life lessons stick you have to start young. Stop, look and wave before you cross the street. Always cross at a crosswalk. Wear a helmet when you ride a bike. When you come to a stop sign, stop; look both ways before proceeding. Share the road and give others some space. As traffic fatalities rise, teachers and traffic-safety experts in the Washington region are bringing those lessons to school classrooms, training students on how to safely navigate the streets — lessons that educators say will last a lifetime and that transportation officials hope will inculcate a safety culture in the next generation of road users.
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