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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: Lutheran Children’s Hospital launches 2014 Kids dart. Drive smart. campaign. The public is welcome to pick up a free yard sign to promote child pedestrian safety, visit with public safety representatives and check out several Corvettes on display in the parking lot at Lutheran Hospital. In addition, some of the children featured in the campaign will be autographing the yard signs.

WHO: Lutheran Children’s Hospital, Lutheran Hospital trauma services, Lutheran emergency services, Fort Wayne Fire Department, Fort Wayne Police Department and the Fort Wayne Corvette Club

The children featured in this year’s campaign will help distribute 400 signs at the kickoff event.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WHERE: Lutheran Hospital, Lot 3
7950 W. Jefferson Blvd.
From Jefferson, turn left at stop sign, go straight at second stop sign and look for Lot 3 sign in northeast corner on the left.

WHY: Last year, pedestrian injuries from being hit by vehicles tripled—more than 500 pedestrians were struck by vehicles in Allen County. Such injuries can be avoided. Reminding walkers and drivers to stay alert and eliminate distractions is one way to encourage safe driving.

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

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