TORONTO, Oct. 18 /CNW/ - Education is the key to reducing the average 100
deaths and 75 serious injuries that occur each year in Canada from
highway-railway crossing incidents. Teaching kids about safety will lay the
foundation for safer behaviour as they grow older. On October 22, Safe Kids
Canada and CN will launch Safe Crossing Week 2007.
More than 300 elementary schools across the country will participate and
educators will be teaching crossing safety in their classrooms using material
developed by Safe Kids Canada and CN.
CN Police will also teach children how to cross train tracks safely at
trackside classrooms and in school assemblies.
To alert the public about the importance of railway crossing safety, Safe
Kids Canada and CN invite Canada's media to cover Safe Crossing Week 2007
activities at numerous locations across the country during October 22-28,
A news release will be distributed on this newswire on Monday, October
22, 2007 at 6 a.m. (ET)
For further information:
For further information: on Safe Crossing Week 2007 activities in your
area, please contact: Jennifer Hall, Manager, Communications, Safe Kids
Canada, (416) 813-6164, firstname.lastname@example.org