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 NTSB to Hold Back-to-School Event Highlighting Safe Transport of Children

​WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board — in coordination with Loudoun County Public Schools, Safe Kids Fairfax County, Youth of Virginia Speak Out, Virginia Safe Routes to School, and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office — will hold a free public event highlighting transportation safety for school-age children. This event will feature demonstrations on school bus safety, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and child safety seats, as families prepare for the new school year.

Each year, more than 30,000 people are killed on the nation’s roadways, and more than 2,000 are school-age. Motor vehicle-related deaths are the second leading cause of death for children ages 1–4, and the leading cause of death for children and young adults ages 5–24.

The joint back-to-school event will arm parents, kids and communities, with life-saving transportation safety tips.

Event:
Press Conference

Date/Time:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at 10 a.m.

Location:
Trailside Middle School
20325 Claiborne Parkway
Ashburn, VA 20147

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Contact: NTSB Media Relations
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
Keith Holloway
(202) 314-6100
keith.holloway@ntsb.gov

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