Safety for our children!!
With the economy at an all time low every American is feeling the effects, but why should our children? Every year children are hurt or killed trying to get to and from school without having the assistance of crossing guards or flashing school zone lights. In the United States, pedestrian injury is the second leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 5 to 14. In 2007, nearly 27,440 children were treated in emergency rooms for pedestrian-related injuries. Unfortunately it takes just that, death and injury, before something is done about it. Please help so our kids don't become a part of these statistics. Jordan School District in Salt Lake County, UT has removed the use of school busses for our young children this year. They have also decided that a crossing guard is not necessary at one of the busiest intersections the kids will need to cross to get to school. This intersection is located at 9000 S and 1300 West, West Jordan, UT. This is a very busy intersection that has seen its fair share of accidents and people speeding through red lights. There will be a lot of children, about 3-4 school buses full, that will need to cross here. The people who drive this route everyday will not be used to all these kids crossing, nor will they have any warning signs to remind them. Please help our voices be heard! Let's prevent a major tragedy from happening by getting crossing guards and school zone lights for this area. We only have a couple weeks before school starts. Please pass this information on as soon as you can. Thank you for your support!