Car accidents are the leading cause of death among children below 13 years old in New York City. On average two third’s of the children who die in car accidents in New York are pedestrians. While most often fatal accidents are the result of reckless driving, it is also important to educate children about the dangers of the streets.
As part of the Vision Zero program, employees from the New York City Department of Transportation are now visiting schools to educate NYC children about potential dangers encountered when crossing the street. The highlight of this school campaign is a Hip Hop video which the DOT hopes may catch the attention of the children.
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