October 01, 2007 08:15 ET

School and Pedestrian Safety -- The City of Houston and Major Organizations Team Up to Reduce Child Pedestrian Injuries and Deaths in Houston

Educational Awareness in Advance of International Walk to School Day

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - October 1, 2007) -

WHO:   AAA Texas, FedEx, City of Houston, Harris County Sheriff's
       Department, Baylor College of Medicine, and SafeKids Greater

WHERE: Bussey Elementary School (Houston, TX)
       11555 Airline Drive

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 2, 2007 @ 10 AM

WHAT:  Houston City Council Member Adrian Garcia and several Houston
       organizations have teamed up in an effort to decrease childhood
       pedestrian safety injuries and deaths. The coalition will announce
       its educational initiatives for International Walk to School Day, a
       day when grassroots safety initiatives in more than 500 schools
       nationwide will take place.

WHY:   Based on latest research, Houston ranked number 5 among 47 major
       metropolitan areas as one of the most dangerous for child

       Child pedestrian injury remains the number two cause of accidental
       death among children ages 5 to 14 in the U.S. nationally;
         -- with males accounting for nearly two-thirds of all childhood
            pedestrian deaths and,
         -- African-American children, males, living in high density areas
            and residing in low-income households are most at-risk for
            these types of injuries.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Rose Rougeau
    713.284.6552 (direct)
    1.800.888.5521 (ext. 6552)
    E-Mail: Email Contact