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Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian injuries, along with other transportation related injury is a leading cause of death due to unintentional injury in school aged children in San Diego County. Safe Kids San Diego has long been a champion of pedestrian safety and encouraging active transportation, especially during the daily commute to and from school.

Each year, Safe Kids San Diego, in collaboration with national corporate sponsor FedEx, hosts the International Walk to School Days. Schools throughout the San Diego community embrace walking and biking to school with an emphasis on safety. To learn more about this event, click here.

Safe Kids San Diego also partners with FedEx on Halloween safety programs each year. To learn more about halloween safety, visit

Locally, Safe Kids San Diego partners with our Safe Routes to School programs on a variety of activities. Recently, we partnered with Millennial Tech Middle School to produce a video for the prevention of distracted walking (see below).

Video: “I Don’t Want You to Get Hurt”

Regionally, Safe Kids San Diego has joined forces with many other community organizations to support Vision Zero, a citywide campaign in San Diego led by Circulate San Diego and supported by the office of Mayor Faulkner. The goal is to reduce the number of traffic deaths to zero by 2025.

To learn more about this campaign, visit

To learn more about ways to keep your family safe in traffic, check out our Pedestrian Safety Fact Sheet.

For more information, contact Lorrie Lynn at