Do you and your children know how to be safe along the San Ramon Valley's roadways? To spread the word about traffic safety, officials from Danville, San Ramon and the school district will meet Sept. 26 to kick off the annual Street Smarts campaign, which aims to educate drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians on issues related to traffic safety through outreach programs.
Entering its tenth year in the San Ramon Valley, Street Smarts promotes traffic safety among students and community members through various programs, school assemblies, bike rodeos, public events, print publications, and advertising. Thursday's meeting will provide an overview of upcoming activities for students of all levels.
The annual event, held at the Veterans Memorial Building in Danville, will feature Mark Ballock as a keynote speaker. A league certified instructor and local community leader, Ballock will share his personal and professional experience on the importance of wearing a proper bicycle helmet.
Officials will highlight upcoming programs including the Storybook Poster Contest for elementary school students, the "Be Reel" Video Contest for middle school student, the "It Happens" teen traffic safety campaign, as well as traffic safety assemblies and bike rodeos.
Street Smarts also employs non-contest techniques to teach students traffic safety. Assemblies and "bicycle rodeos" where students can bring their bikes to school to learn safety are just a few ways to learn. The program also highlights safe routes to school so children can avoid busy streets.
Attendees will also get to see the winning traffic safety advertisements from last year's high school campaign. These ads will appear throughout the school year on County Connection buses, in local online media, on San Ramon transit shelters, and on street banners.
The Street Smarts kick-off will be held from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the VMB (400 Hartz Ave., Danville). For additional information, contact coordinator Cathy DeLuca at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-3382.