This week college students are headed back to classes and school zones around Casper College are being enforced once again.  Next week all Casper area kids will be back in classes and drivers are being reminded to pay particular attention when approaching school zones around town as classes start back up once again. 

All drivers should be on the lookout for pedestrians on Casper area streets as kids will be excited and might not be paying attention to traffic as they head back to class.

Parents are also reminded to talk to their kids about their walking route and traffic safety.  If possible, parents are encouraged to walk their kids to school at least once during the first week and point out potential hazards and proper safety techniques for older kids as well as young children.

For more info or to learn more about keeping kids safe, contact Safe Kids of Central Wyoming.

About Safe Kids of Central Wyoming

Wyoming Medical Center is the lead agency of Safe Kids of Central Wyoming  which works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Its members include Casper Fire/EMS, MADD, State Farm Insurance, American National Insurance, Casper Police Department, Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Prevention Management Organization,  Casper College, YMCA, Wyoming Cancer Resource Center, Headstart, Casper Recreation Center, Mercer Family Resource Center, Wyoming Department of Transportation and many other volunteers.

For more information, visit safekids.org or wyomingmedicalcenter.org.