The Juvenile Traffic Diversion Program provides a ticket to education through enforcement of bicycle, pedestrian and
other non-motor vehicle violations and includes edcuation of juveniles and encouragement of safety practices through helmet distribution and support. When law enforcement officers issue a citation to youth under the age of 18 years. These youth are offered the opportunity to attend a traffic safety class in lieu of paying the fines and fees associated with the ticket. The class reviews the law of the road with emphasis on pedestrian and bicycle safety. A speaker, who has sustained a head injury due to a traffic collision, talks to the youth about the potential consequences of failing to follow the laws.
Helmets are also distributed at the class for youth who need a helmet but cannot afford to purchase one. To learn more about the program, download the Juvenile Traffic Diversion Program brochure.
-Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety for Parents and Youth Booklet
-Use Your Head, Wear Your Helmet (English and Spanish)
For more information, contact the Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Traffic Safe Communities Network at (408) 793-2700.