WisDOT Launches new Safe Walking/Biking Website

By KBJR News 1

WisDOT Launches new Safe Walking/Biking Website

October 3, 2012 Updated Oct 3, 2012 at 4:27 PM CDT

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has launched a new web site to encourage safe walking and biking habits for kids.

On "International Walk to School Day," the WisDOT is debuting a web site aimed at teaching children about pedestrian and bicycle safety.

The new websiteprovides interactive resources that emphasize the department's commitment to child safety.

In Wisconsin, childen ages 5-14 make up just 14% of the total population, but account for more than half of all bicycle injuries and 12% of pedestrian injuries.

The website includes information about wearing a bike helmet correctly, using hand signlas, and following street signs.

The site also covers pedestrian safety issues, such as knowing where to walk and dressing properly at night.

WisDOT's new children's safety web site strives to help teach children these safety rules and prevent injuries.

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