October is International Walk to School Month and because of that, our favorite train town, Chuggington wants to help kids brush up on their safety tips. Being a pedestrian doesn’t mean there aren’t rules to follow.
Pedestrians have to follow traffic signs and signals just like vehicles do, in fact, even more so, because it’s imperative we stay as safe as we can. If kids don’t understand what the signs and signals mean, there is a much larger chance they could be hurt, whether they are walking, taking the bus, or riding their bikes.
In September, Chuggington and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration presented a joint campaign designed to provide guidance for families to help educate kids from preschool age to third grade about the importance of traffic safety.
Appropriately named ‘Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe!,’ the national campaign uses Chuggington’s popular characters to help parents teach their children how to use many of NHTSA’s recommended pedestrian, school bus, bike and car seat safety guidelines as they go about their daily activities. The cornerstone of the campaign is a traffic safety pledge for kids, which is a promise to always buckle up, wear a helmet and cross the street with an adult. Parents can access the pledge at www.chuggington.com/safety, a new microsite featuring interactive safety games and activities for kids.
Who better to teach kids about traffic safety than the Chuggington Trainees? Kids already love them, and they are so eager to learn from them. It’s a perfect fit!
In order to help parents commit to the safety of their kids, Chuggington has put up a Traffic Safety Pledge and they are encouraging parents to have their kids take the pledge. Kids will commit to being safe by agreeing to always wear their seat belts, agreeing to always wear a helmet when riding their bikes, and agreeing to never cross the street without an adult. After they complete the agreement they can then print out a pledge certificate and a safety badge.
Because traffic safety is such an important issue, and Chuggington wants ALL parents to do this pledge with their kids, they are offering up a cool prize package that I get to give away.
ENTER TO WIN A CHUGGINGTON TRAFFIC SAFETY KIT
One winner will receive a Traffic Safety Kit containing the following:
An activity book, stickers, safety tip sheets and a Chuggington Traffic Safety Vest.
HOW TO ENTER (mandatory):
To enter, simply go take the Chuggington Traffic Safety Pledge then come back here and leave a comment telling me that you did.
EARN EXTRA ENTRIES (optional):
Must complete required entry in order to qualify for extra entries.
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Please leave a separate comment for EACH extra entry indicating that you performed the required entry. Provide links to Tweet, etc. as required for the entry.
Giveaway is open to the USA and ends on November 11, 2011 at midnight EST. Winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries and will be contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hrs to respond. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your trusted email filter. If original winner does not claim their prize within 48 hrs, it is forfeit and a new winner will be selected promptly.
Note: I received a traffic safety kit from Chuggington in exchange for sharing this. Prize provided by Chugginton.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Odds of winning are not increased by a purchase.