Tag: Amy Watkins

Peer-to-Peer Road Safety

By: Amy Watkins, MPH Watch for Me CT, a partnership between the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office and Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center, is wrapping up an exciting youth-led bicycle and pedestrian safety program, held over the summer in Hartford. The program received a $25,000 grant […]

Pedestrian Safety Laws

Slow Down! New Laws Take Effect

By: Amy Watkins, MPH October is Pedestrian Safety Month. With the new laws taking effect this month, pedestrian and bicycle safety has been the talk of the town. And for good reason. In Connecticut, around 60 pedestrians are killed each year in crashes with vehicles. That’s more than […]

Father fastening bicycle helmet on daughter.

Keeping Children Safe This Summer

By: Amy Watkins, MPH Injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the United States, however nearly all of them can be prevented. For more than 20 years, Connecticut Children’s and Safe Kids Connecticut have hosted Safe Kids Day, a unique day aimed at raising awareness […]

School Bus Stop Safety

By: Amy Watkins, MPH Across the country, people are talking about school bus stop safety. Tragically, in a short three-day span, crashes took the lives of five children at their bus stops. This makes us wonder, are we doing enough to ensure children’s safety as they travel to […]