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Milwaukee Police, school kids to practice street safety

Safe Kids Southeast Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Police Department, along with community partners, will walk together with students at Auer Avenue School to advocate for safer walking environments. 

According to the World Health Organization, road traffic injuries are the second-leading cause of death among children ages 5 to 14 worldwide. More than 61 children 19 and under are injured every day severely enough to seek medical attention and almost 500 children are killed every year in the United States. 

Safe Kids Southeast Wisconsin and Fed Ex are working together to raise awareness, promote pedestrian safety, create safer routes for walking and bicycling, and emphasize the importance of increasing physical activity among children. Together, they recently released a research report that surveyed teens on their walking behaviors.

Students will be practicing crossing the street and walking around the school at 8 a.m. 

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