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Kids Get Lesson in Crosswalk Safety
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Kids Get Lesson in Crosswalk Safety

 

The youngest students at one elementary school received a lesson in crosswalk safety Thursday.

Kindergarten and first grade students from David Cox Elementary in Henderson were taught how to cross the street using a crosswalk thanks to the Clark County School District Police and the Look Out Kids About organization.

The kids used the Regional Transportation Commission's Kindergarten Crosswalk, which is a mock-up of an actual working electronic crosswalk traffic signal with working traffic lights and times.

"Every kids here is having a blast. They are able to see what it is like to cross the street without any distractions and with us teaching them what to do and where to look and how to do it correctly,"  school police detective Tom Rainey said.

"When a kid and a car come together, the car is going win. When an adult and a car come together, the car is going win every single time. So, we need to be very, very careful about it. We need to teach and just keep pounding into the heads of our children to be safe, watch out for the cars, make sure the drivers know you are there," Safe House School Coordinator for CCSD Cheryl Wagner.

Right now, this is a pilot program, but organizers hope to take it to all schools.

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