Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Presentation: "Child Safety"

As I mentioned in an earlier post, last week Sonia presented information to the Garfield Park Neighborhood Watch group about child safety. The slides from the presentation appear below.

Thank you to Sonia for the presentation (and the permission to post)! Thank you to Calwatch for teaching me how to post slides!

Child Safety


  1. Thanks for the presentation.

    I appreciate the suggestions regarding walking to school. We're creating a population of kids whose every experience in the world has been while under the escort of an adult.

    I'd like to see a little more on speeding, speed humps, and bicycles. In general, if I have any criticism of the Pomona PD, it probably concerns speed enforcement and bicycle safety. According to the data, if your child dies accidentally, it will most likely be the result of a motor vehicle accident. And I'll add that we REALLY need to have the bicycle helmet law enforced in this city (as preventative not punitive).

    My apologies if this comment is coming off as critical, my goal is actually to be constructive and to promote bicycle and pedestrian safety.


  2. Yeah, every time I come across a bicyclist or skateboarder not wearing a helmet, my mind's eye sees that person post-accident living with a traumatic brain injury. Such a scary outcome, so very very very easy to prevent.