More cars at schools = more child deaths

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Thursday, October 19, 2006
By Yokota Fritz

"School drop-offs: A danger zone" in today's Murky News.
"It's all too common. Absolutely all too common," said Janette Fennell, founder and president of Kids and Cars, a non-profit child safety advocacy group based in Kansas City.

"Drivers have to be very, very careful when they're in any neighborhood around a school," said Gilroy Superintendent Edwin Diaz. "The awareness when there are little children crossing intersections has to be high."

Across Silicon Valley, kids who may live just a few blocks away from school are regularly shuttled there by car.
Incidentally, October is International Walk / Bike to School Month. When you drive, keep your eyes open for the little ones.

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Hey Fritz.

It's not just the kids that are in danger, I ride through the high school drop-off melee every morning and it's scary for everyone. Sometimes I just get off and walk.
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