For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Promise Nwozuzu , Health and Human Services, (510) 981-7676

CITY OF BERKELEY SPONSORS APRIL TRAFFIC SAFETY EVENTS FOR YOUTH

Berkeley, California (Monday, April 16, 2007) - The City of Berkeley Injury Prevention Program and Safe Moves, a non-profit organization, is sponsoring traffic safety activities in April to educate youth about traffic safety through an interactive rodeo course. The rodeo course will focus on teaching kids about different traffic environments that create problem-solving experiences for each grade level. Each event will include a “Safe Moves City” which is a miniature mock city course that teaches students the importance of staying safe while walking and bicycling.

Safe Moves Health Fairs:  

Monday, April 16, 2007; Jefferson Elementary School (1:30 p.m. –5:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007; Malcolm X Elementary School (8:10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007, Berkeley Youth Alternative Recreation Center (1:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.) 

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 
For additional information contact Promise Nwozuzu, Health and Human Services Department, at (510) 981-7676.

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