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Lutheran Children’s Hospital Urges Safe Habits with Kids dart. Drive smart.

Child pedestrian safety awareness reminds all to stay alert while driving or walking 

WHAT: Child pedestrian safety awareness reminds all to stay alert while driving or walking 

WHAT: Lutheran Children’s Hospital kicks off Kids dart. Drive smart. campaign. The public is welcome to come to the Allen County Fairgrounds to obtain a yard sign to promote child pedestrian safety on a first-come first-serve basis.

WHO: Lutheran Children’s Hospital, Lutheran Hospital trauma services, Lutheran emergency services Fort Wayne Fire Department, Fort Wayne Police Department, Huntertown Fire Department.

The children featured in this year’s campaign will help distribute 400 signs and even sign them, if requested.

WHEN: noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, July 25, 2013

WHERE: Allen County Fun Fair
                 Allen County Fairgrounds, by the Home Family Arts & Fair Office
                 2726 Carroll Rd.

WHY: Find out how to get a free yard sign for your neighborhood. Last year, more than 150 pedestrians were struck by vehicles in the area. Such injuries can be avoided. Reminding walkers and drivers to stay alert is one way to encourage safe driving.

LCH has implemented this campaign five out of the last six years. Five thousand yard signs are expected to be distributed in the next two months.

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