Adding pedestrian safety to the MCPS high school health curriculum

Adding pedestrian safety to the MCPS high school health curriculum

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Victoria Koretsky started this petition to MCPS Board of Education

Currently, MCPS's health curriculum only includes pedestrian safety in kindergarten, first, and extremely briefly in sixth grade. These lessons are short and only serve to give a few pedestrian tips that we've heard all around the community, like "wear neon" or "look both ways before crossing." However, these do nothing to help the drivers, who cause approximately 39% of pedestrian accidents according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

We need a driver-oriented lesson on pedestrian safety in our MCPS health curriculum as we learn how to be drivers, bikers, and operators of other wheeled vehicles on major, high-speed roads. We need to support our youth and older pedestrians that are constantly put in danger by unsafe driving.

Read the full recommendation letter to the MCPS Board of Education here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D_ESoc5vdS1iP4KemGevPZMbzQ8NmrrMvjEX1_B1CGg/edit?usp=sharing

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