Students from Abbott Middle School in San Mateo participated in pedestrian and bicycle safety education earlier this month as part of a greater effort to ensure safe routes to schools.
The San Mateo County Office of Education's Safe Routes to School student education program from Safe Moves Company took place on Dec. 4.
The education is part of a $300,000 grant awarded to the San Mateo-Foster City School District aimed at improving student health through walking and biking and increasing safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
About 765 students attended the safety workshop that focused on pedestrian and bicycle safety.
The class consisted of lessons on:
- Recognition and avoidance of common traffic collisions.
- Understanding of driver and pedestrian/bicyclists behaviors.
- Railroad crossings/trains.
- Public bus/school bus transportation.
- Understanding of traffic volume, traffic flow and traffic operations.
- Explanation of California Vehicle Codes.
- Safe behaviors in and around vehicles including buses, trains and trucks.
- Physical, social and economic consequences of traffic collisions.
For additional information on Safe Routes to School (SR2S) or Safe Moves, please visit these websites:
- San Mateo County Office of Education SR2S: www.smcoe.k12.ca.us/sr2s
- National Center for Safe Routes to School: www.saferoutesinfo.org
- Safe Moves: www.safemoves.org
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