As a member of the National Association of State Head Injury Association (NASHIA) and as personal injury attorney in Hawaii, the Law Offices of Ian Mattoch joins NHTSA in reminding people to put safety first on back-to-school list. NASHIA’s Washington Weekly (9/7/12 edition) posted the following:
As students return to school, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the popular characters from animated series Chuggington™ are reminding parents, caregivers and students to put safety at the top of their “back-to-school” to do list. According to NHTSA data, 2,847 school-aged children were killed in traffic related crashes in 2010. A greater proportion of those deaths occurred in the afternoon, between the hours of 3 pm and 4 pm, than any other time of day. As part of the nationwide traffic safety campaign, Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe!, students are encouraged to take safety precautions whether traveling to school by bus, foot, bike or car. For additional safety tips and to access information about the Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe! Campaign click here. The site also includes interactive tools and a chance for students to earn official Chuggington Traffic Safety Badges” by pledging to put safety first.