Traffic Safety Kids Page

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Congratulations to the winners of New York State's "Sit, Click, Ride" poster contest.
The contest was conducted in observance of National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 16 - 22, 2012). Close to 1,000 students in grades 3-7 submitted posters to encourage other tweens (8 to 12-year-olds) to properly buckle up in the back seat when riding in a motor vehicle. The contest was conducted by the New York State Child Passenger Safety Advisory Board and the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee with support from New York State Safe Kids and the New York State Department of Health.

See the winning entries

First Prize - Courtney R., Centennial School, Nassau County
Second Prize - Kylie C., Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School, Suffolk County
Third Prize - Rebecca B., P.S. 209Q, Queens County


~ Other Safety Sites for Kids ~

The NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Service Office of Fire Prevention and Control has a Fire Safety Page external link with an activity book about Hershey, a chocolate labrador retriever, who was specially trained to find the cause of fires. They also have information, games and pictures related to fire safety.

If you live on a farm, you probably know these safety rules. If you plan to visit in a rural area, you may not be aware of the dangers on a farm. Farm Safety 4 Just Kids external link is an international, non-profit organization which works to prevent farm related injuries to children.

If you are going camping or picnicking, see the Smokey the Bear external link website from the US Forest Service. Remember, only you can prevent forest fires!

Here are some tips on protecting your eyes external link from the National Eye Institute and National Institutes of Health.

The Florida Citizen Safety Center, Children's Safety Center external link provides safety tips from what to do after an accident to how to protect yourself in bad weather.

The Nemours Foundation provides a Kids Health external link site. They have information on all types of topics including not injuring yourself using the computer, how to deal with change and your feelings, health, safety, and games.

For older kids:

If you are interested in volunteer work or community service, you should check out the American Red Cross Youth Page. external link