FedEx, Safe Kids Team Up to Launch “Walk This Way” in Shenyang
SHENYANG, May 20, 2010 – FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, today joined hands with Safe Kids Worldwide, a global non-profit organization, to launch the Safe Kids Walk This Way program in Shenyang at the No.3 Da Dong Primary School .
Following its successful launch in major Chinese cities, including
FedEx and Safe Kids first created the Walk This Way program in the
At the launch event, students from the No.3 Da Dong Primary School and FedEx volunteers called for increased action to improve road safety in order to ensure a safer school environment. FedEx volunteers played road safety games with the students, arming students with basic pedestrian behavior and road safety knowledge. To help meet these goals, Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx co-donated the Walk This Way road safety curriculum to 100
According to a report released by Safe Kids Worldwide, road accidents have become the second-largest killer of children aged 14 and under in
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The rapid expansion of
A Safe Kids survey of more than 500 students in the No.3 Da Dong Primary School indicates several key pedestrian risks in the city:
· About sixty percent of the students walk to school.
· Forty percent of these students don’t feel safe walking to and from school.
· Seventy percent of the students feel the crossroad is the most dangerous area for crossing the street.
· The students noted there are no traffic lights and no zebra crossing at the crossroads.
· The major safety problem is vehicle congestion at the school gate.
· Students need to improve their road safety knowledge. Aside from traffic lights, they need to recognize more traffic signs and understand how to cross the street safely.
The study clearly identifies the key areas needed for road safety education. In addition, the study points out that measures should be taken to improve the safety of streets while also educating drivers and students on road safety.
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About Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organization, whose mission is to prevent unintentional childhood injury, a leading killer of children ages 14 and under. Based on the
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