Most of us have been there–hurriedly rushing out the door, bag in one hand with a coffee in the other–perhaps going a little too fast down the road to get to that ever-so-important destination. However, this year’s “Keep Kids Alive Drive 25” day, which was recognized May 1st, serves as a reminder to slow down; after all, that stray soccer ball may be swiftly followed by a small child!
Established in 1998, the “Keep Kids Alive Drive 25” organization was established with the sole purpose of just that–keeping kids alive–through educating the public on how and why they should implement safe driving practices–especially in their communities.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 500 children die in their neighborhoods each year due to speeding vehicles. So how can driving 25 keep them alive? Well, 25mph isn’t some arbitrary number, but is actually based on scientific analysis. Based on studies, those hit by a vehicle going 25mph are three-times less likely to die than those hit by a vehicle going 30mph.
We at Pfeiffer Plainfield Used Cars are proud to support this worthy cause of promoting safety and awareness. So next time you drive through a neighborhood, be sure it’s going 25!