Kids dart. Drive smart.

 
Kids Dart 2017

Facts

  • 80% of drivers admit to being distracted.
  • More than 50,000 children are injured annually as pedestrians in the U.S.
  • People who text while driving are 23 times more likely to crash.

Tips For Pedestrians

  • Walk to school in groups to be more visible.
  • Wear reflective clothing at dawn, dusk and in the evening.
  • Hold your child's hand when crossing the street or in a parking lot.
  • Do not be distracted when crossing the street. Phones Down. Heads Up.*
  • Look left, right and left again when crossing the street. Teach kids to never run or dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Children

  • Tend to act quickly and impulsively
  • Have difficulty judging speed and distance
  • Ages 2 years and under are at risk for backover injuries

Tips For Drivers

  • Look for children at all times in residential areas.
  • Walk around parked vehicles before backing up.
  • Reduce speed in residential areas and school zones.
  • Choose to only drive - not multitask.

PICK UP A FREE YARD SIGN at Allen County fire stations beginning July 25.

(While supplies last.)
Place signs as if the child is running toward the street.
Please follow your city sign ordinance.

Kids Dart sponsors 2017
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LUTHERAN HEALTH NETWORK
BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER | DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL |
DUPONT HOSPITAL* | KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL* |
LUTHERAN HEALTH PHYSICIANS | LUTHERAN HOSPITAL* | MEDSTAT |
THE ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL* | REDIMED | REHABILITATION HOSPITAL* |
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL*

*A physician owned hospital.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Working hand-in-hand with pediatricians and specialists, Lutheran Children's Hospital offers families expert pediatric medical care in an environment filled with imagination and color. The Lutheran Children's Hospital is located inside Lutheran Hospital at 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 435-2699.

*ER wait times are door to clinical professional and can change quickly depending on the urgency of patients that arrive by ambulance. Lutheran Health Network provides care to patients with life-threatening illnesses first.

Lutheran Hospital is owned in part by physicians.

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