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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:

 

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The "Safe Routes for All" video was developed by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, Traffic Safe Communities Network (TSCN), and the Santa Clara County Safe Routes to School Providers Group. This short video highlights the many benefits of a Safe Routes to school program which educates and encourages students and families to travel to school safely, as well as promotes the creation of walkable/bikeable communities for all. The video features comments from local providers and partners. Click on the image above to watch the video.

Walk & Bike to School 2015 Resource Manual 

Bicycle Safety & Transportation in Santa Clara County, 2015 

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


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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