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Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways. In 2012 alone, 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes. NHTSA
STOP THE TEXTS
Fact # 1 Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field. (2009, VTTI)
Nassau County residents are being financially targeted. Click here for more information.
Animal Protection Initiative Fighting animal cruelty is both a consumer protection issue and a public safety issue. The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Animal Protection Initiative is aimed at shutting down criminal animal fighting rings, protect consumers from unscrupulous pet sellers and prevent cruelty to animals. The new initiative aims at ensuring compliance with New York State's Pet Lemon Law, designed to safeguard the public and to ensure the humane treatment of dogs and cats by requiring pet dealers to guarantee the good health of any such animal sold by a pet dealer to a consumer. Also, charging those who abuse or neglect animals and cracking down on the abuses of so-called “puppy mills” in order to protect the welfare of the animals being sold and the consumers. To report consumer complaints or give anonymous tips about potential animal fighting rings, please call the Attorney General’s Helpline at 1-866-697-3444.
|In 2001, the National SAFE KIDS Campaign collected and analyzed data from more than 9,000 walkability checks completed by parents and children across the country. The survey findings reveal that nearly 60 percent of parents and children encountered at least one serious hazard along their routes to school.|
In addition, please visit www.safeny.ny.gov/bike-vt.htm to familiarize yourself with NYS Bicycle Laws.
|The Board of Commissioners and Chief Kilfoil of the Port Washington Police District continue to be proactive in their approach to bikes and wheel sport safety. All residents of our community play an important role in helping to ensure those on bicycles and wheeled devices are safe. Please read the following safe riding tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.|
SCHOOL OPENS WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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Port Washington School District website: http://www.portnet.k12.ny.us
AAA School's Open Fact Sheet
The majority of child pedestrian fatalities occur at non-intersections. Contributing factors include a child's tendency to dart into the street without looking for oncoming traffic and little instruction for children on the right way to cross the street.
Keeping Children Educated and Supervised
Because children mature at different rates, parents should consider walking to school with them until they can fully comprehend the rules of the road (usually around age 10). Walking your children to school provides opportunities to teach them important pedestrian safety practices and the rules of the road. Some key points to help keep children safe:
Look left, look right and look left again. This pedestrian rule has been passed down through generations and has not lost its importance or lifesaving value. Stop in a safe place before entering a roadway and practice looking both ways before crossing the street.
Make eye contact with drivers who appear to be letting you cross the street. Never assume the driver has seen you. This allows the driver a chance to children and let them pass or provides children the opportunity to wait if the driver has not seen them.
When exiting or approaching a school bus, make eye contact with the bus driver and wait for acknowledgment before crossing in front. Always maintain at least 10 feet from the front, back and sides of the bus.
Always use your eyes and ears to know what is going on around you. Your vision and hearing work together, providing the best defense for safety. Do not use headphones or play with handheld devices when crossing the street.
Whenever possible, stay on sidewalks and use marked crosswalks.
Never run out into the street, regardless of what you are chasing after. Even if a ball has unexpectedly entered a roadway, you still must follow all the rules of crossing the street in order to retrieve it. Be sure to look left, right and left again before entering the roadway.