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| July 16, 2019

By San Tan Valley News

Parents are breathing a sigh of relief as kids return to school. For so many of us the end of summer means regaining our daytime freedom. No more… “I’m hungry” or “I’m bored” as we drop our kids off at school or load them on the bus and send them on their way.

This time of year, may be a relief for parents everywhere, but for many this time of year invokes anxiety and frustration. Increases in local traffic, cross walks delays, and kids along the roads confirms the summers is drawing to a close.

On average 5 teenage pedestrians are killed every week in the United States, a number that is on the rise according to Safe Kids Worldwide. The reason, Distracted walking. 1 in 4 high school students and 1 in 6 middle school students can be observed walking while distracted. Typical distractions include phones or headphone, texting, gaming, or music. The use of such devices drives up the potential for hazardous interactions with drivers. Take note of few safety tips:

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