Safe Moves, a non-profit organization, is recognized as the leading authority in traffic safety education in the country. Safe Moves has not only been credited with saving thousands of children’s lives through education, but also through legislation with new traffic safety laws.
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Part I: Workshops
Safe Moves has a multifaceted approach to accomplish the goals of educating children about pedestrian, vehicle and bicycle safety.  Workshops and traffic safety rodeos are conducted for kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade students.

Workshops are conducted by a Safe Moves professional instructor and include discussions about traffic safety as it pertains to their grade level. In addition, students are involved with the educational process by participating in a demonstration that includes their own perceptions and reactions to hazards created by vehicles. The lesson plans are designed to accommodate the abilities; cognitive learning skills of each age group and to be relevant to the diverse communities in California.

Part II: “Safe Moves City”
Smartz MovesThe traffic safety rodeo course is an interactive exercise that allows students to learn about safety by walking and bicycling through a miniature city called “Safe Moves City”. “Safe Moves City” consists of streets, sidewalks, intersections, crosswalks, traffic signals, traffic signs, residential areas, business districts, cars, trucks, buses and a railroad track with signals, crossing gate and train. “Safe Moves City” is designed to simulate the diverse traffic environments in Los Angeles and to create “problem solving” experiences for each grade level. 

Pat Hines founded Smartz Moves in 1983Under the supervision of Safe Moves staff, students will walk and/or ride a bicycle through “Safe Moves City” while trying to avoid over twenty (20) traffic hazards. Safe Moves staff evaluates the students’ performance and discusses the results with each teacher and his/her staff.

Safe Moves conducts programs in English, Spanish, Armenian and several Asian dialects (when needed) to accommodate the needs of each school and the students. When other languages are spoken, Safe Moves works with each individual school to arrange for the appropriate translation.