Safe Moves educates students about traffic safety, and empowers them to practice safe walking, bicycling and driving habits, improving their health and well-being and that of their communities.
Safe Moves is a non-profit organization reaching thousands of students, teachers and parents every year throughout California. Through dozens of diversified and individualized programs such as Safe Routes to School, Walking & Biking Programs and Safe Moves City, students learn all aspects of traffic, pedestrian and bicycle safety, inspiring them to be safe by being aware.
With over 400,000 elementary school children in the Los Angeles Unified School District, we need innovative programs to reach these kids. Safe Moves fits the bill each and every year with their traffic safety program.
Carol Takaki, Student Traffic Safety Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District
The City of Rancho Cucamonga’s Safe Routes to School staff continues to value the partnership that has been fostered with Safe Moves and is in support of funding so that they can continue to promote their mission of creating a safer, better environment for families to walk, bike and roll.
Justine Garcia, City of Rancho Cucamonga
The kids love it, the teachers love it and it works. Safe Moves knows how to teach traffic safety in a fun, effective and entertaining way.
David Tokofsky, former Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member
Safe Moves has saved thousands of lives among our youngest citizens in schools throughout California.
Jack Champlin, Director, California National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
In conclusion, the Montague staff and parent community agrees that the Safe Moves educational programs has provided important skills that our students benefit from and can apply to their everyday life. We are hopeful that the Safe Moves program can continue to engage and support our students.
Ramis Ahrary, Principal at Montague Elementary
I would like to express my appreciation for the Safe Moves programming that has supported our school over the last several years. At Warm Springs Elementary School, our 3rd-6th grade students have participated in the bicycle, scooter, and pedestrian safety assemblies and rodeos. The rodeos, specifically, have not only been a big hit with students, but the teachers have appreciated the engaging and relevant learning experiences.
Katy Carter, Assistant Principal at Warm Springs Elementary
Multi-award winner Safe Moves was founded by Pat Hines in 1983 and is considered one of the leading authorities in the country on traffic safety education for children and teens.
Pat Hines, Founder and Executive Director, Safe Moves
In 1970, nearly 90% of students, who lived approximately one mile from school, walked or rode a bike to get there. That is no longer true. The number of children riding and walking to school has declined dramatically in the last few years.
Reversing this trend is a high priority of communities and school districts throughout the country. That’s why they call upon Safe Moves, the leading authority on traffic safety education, to implement and execute programs that are making a difference.
There are plenty of great reasons for students to walk, bike or use transit to school – less traffic, safer streets, cleaner air, improved health and well-being. The component necessary to make bicycling, walking and transit use successful as modes of transportation for students is safety.
At Safe Moves, we are dedicated to educating school-going children, and giving their parents confidence that their kids can travel independently and safely to their destination. Our programs not only focus on traffic safety education, but also encourage students to become aware of the environment and their role is protecting it.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx considers pedestrian and bicyclist safety a top priority for the Department of Transportation, and has expanded efforts to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety across the country. Implementing these government funded traffic safety programs has been the mission of Safe Moves for over three decades.
With our highly experienced staff of instructors, Safe Moves has taught over 7.5 million students in 2500 school districts in California since our inception in 1983. We are experts at creating multifaceted programs with proven strategies, tailored for each school district and community.
Safe Moves provides the education, the encouragement and the tools to help schools and communities makes significant changes, creating a safer environment for walking, bicycling and driving. We address each school’s diverse population with easy to schedule classes that respect mandatory educational time.
Everything needed for a successful program is delivered by Safe Moves, from personnel, materials and equipment to guidance and motivation. We work closely with teachers, parents, school officials and community leaders, building trust and saving lives.
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