Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

Drivers of motor vehicles need to share the road with pedestrians and bicyclists. They need to know the rules of the road and how to protect themselves in traffic. OTS grantees develop programs to increase awareness of traffic rules, rights, and responsibilities among various age groups. These programs are developed to be attractive and interactive in an effort to truly impact students. At the elementary school level, parents and teachers are drawn into the programs as active role models and mentors in traffic safety. Grantees conduct traffic safety rodeos and presentations in an effort to build students’ skills and demonstrate proper practical application of those skills. To boost compliance with the law and decrease injuries, safety helmets are properly fitted and distributed to children in need for use with bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and skates. There is a special emphasis on programs designed exclusively for the hard-to-reach population at the middle and high school levels. Additional outreach endeavors include programs targeting the senior population along with a multicultural approach to address safer driving and walking behaviors.

PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM AREA GOALS

  • Reduce the total number of pedestrians killed.
  • Reduce the total number of pedestrians injured.
  • Reduce the number of pedestrians killed under the age of 15.
  • Reduce the number of pedestrians injured under the age of 15.
  • Reduce the number of pedestrians killed over the age of 65.
  • Reduce the number of pedestrians injured over the age of 65.
  • Reduce the total number of bicyclists killed in traffic related collisions.
  • Reduce the total number of bicyclists injured in traffic related collisions.
  • Reduce the number of bicyclists killed in traffic related collisions under the age of 15.
  • Reduce the number of bicyclists injured in traffic related collisions under the age of 15.
  • Increase bicycle helmet compliance for children aged 5 to 18.

 

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Address: 2208 Kausen Drive, Suite 300, Elk Grove, CA 95758
Public Information Inquiries: (916) 509-3030 | Fax (916) 509-3055
Email: ContactOTS@ots.ca.gov