MEDIA EVENT: Local Crossing Guard Training Aims to Make Parkersburg Streets Safer

AAA & Parkersburg Police Department Issue Media Invitation

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WHAT: 
AAA East Central and the Parkersburg Police Department are hosting an adult crossing guard training to teach participants how to safely stop traffic, protect school-aged children and increase awareness of pedestrian safety. 

WHO:
AAA East Central
Parkersburg Police Department

WHY:
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths among school children ages 5-18.  Moreover, nearly 1 in 5 of every child 14 and younger who dies in a traffic crash is a pedestrian.  Crossing guards play an important role in making our local streets safer for children walking to school.

Media opportunity - Safety experts will also be on-hand to offer advice for parents and motorists about increasing awareness behind the wheel, especially if their daily commutes take them through school zones.  

WHEN:
Monday, August 13th – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Parkersburg Police Department
1 Government Sq., Parkersburg WV

AAA East Central is a not-for-profit association with 80 local offices in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia serving 2.7 million members.  Past news releases are available at news.eastcentral.aaa.com.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

For More Information, Contact:
Jim Garrity, Public & Community Relations Manager
Desk: 412-365-7274 / Cell: 412-905-9021 / Email: Garrity.James@aaaec.com

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