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Traffic Safety

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death due to unintentional injuries in Santa Clara County. Creating a safe environment where people can live, work, and play requires addressing all of the risk areas that impact the health and well-being of Santa Clara County's residents. The Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention has teamed up with a broad network of public health agencies, community based organizations, pedestrians and bicycle advocates, law enforcement, school officials, community leaders and local citizens to address traffic safety issues in the County using a multifaceted approach know as the 5 E's: Education, Enforcement, Engineering, Encouragement, and Evaluation. The Center has launched initiatives and offers programs for Santa Clara County residents to help reduce injuries and deaths due to traffic accidents. Below is a list of current initiatives:


What's NEW! 

Congratulations to Carlton Elementary for Winning the Santa Clara County's 4th Annual Bike Rack Decorating Contest!


San Miguel Elementary Celebrates International Walk and Bike to School Day 2014! Watch the video! 

Safe Routes to School Coordinator Manual: A How-To Guide for Promoting Walking and Rolling at Your School​ (released September 2014)

Bicyclists Get Three Feet Law

For more information about traffic safety or getting involved in one of the initiatives above, contact:

Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (CDIP)
1400 Parkmoor Avenue, Suite 120B
San Jose, CA 95126
Main Line: 408-793-2700
Fax: 408-793-2731


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Our mission is to prevent disease and injury and create environments that promote and protect the community's health.