Injury Prevention and Traffic Safety Programs

Injury Prevention CCHD White Narrow (4) (1)

Mission


To reduce and prevent traffic related injuries and fatalities through community educational outreach, programming and events.

Areas of Focus

  • Child Passenger Safety - Traveling Tots
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
  • Young Adult Driver Safety
  • Older Driver Safety
  • Motorcycle Safety

Updates in Programming due to COVID-19:

Many of our in-person programs are now available through a virtual format.  Please contact the Program Coordinator below for further details. 


Funding


Our programming is made possible through funding by the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee with a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Presentations


These presentations are designed for school-aged children and teach young riders about basic bike and pedestrian safety. Demonstration is conducted to emphasize the importance of proper helmet use and is accompanied by "Eggbert." Free helmets and fittings are also available.

Bike Rodeos


Bike Rodeos are designed to be a fun educational activity for Children and Adults of varying levels of bicycle riding experience and serves to:
  • Educate - Increase knowledge about traffic safety and bicycling.
  • Train - Transfer the knowledge to the practice of skills and decision-making while riding a bicycle.
  • Motivate - Energize and excite participants to want to learn more and to engage in bicycling.
The clinic consist of a series of stations that are designed to teach the participants the basics of traffic safety when bicycling as well as safe bike handling skills.

Bike Helmet Program


  • Free helmets provided after education and fitting session (subject to availability)