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Back-to-school events highlight kids safety

Posted at 12:38 AM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 03:38:32-04

The Clark County School District begins classes on Aug. 29 and many local programs and agencies are trying to keep kids safe as they head back.

Events are being held Monday through Friday, including participating by these agencies: Clark County School District Police, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Nevada Highway Patrol, Safe Kids Clark County, UMC Trauma, Community Ambulance, Look Out, Kids About, Driver’s Edge, Zero Teen Fatalities, Nevada DOT, RTC Southern Nevada CCSD Transportation, Zero Fatalities, Center for Traffic Safety Research, UNLV’s Vulnerable Road Users Project and others.

The week will highlight bike and helmet safety, bus safety around stops, shelters and interacting on the road.

Monday focused on bike safety while Tuesday focused on bus safety. Tuesday's event will be at 10:30 a.m. at Western High School.

Wednesday, the event highlights teen drivers, an age group whose fatality numbers continue to rise.

Thursday, there will be a No. 2 yellow pencil crossing Boulder Highway, and no doubt a lot of people will be ticketed.

On Friday, the event will look at the number of children and teens killed because they were not restrained or improperly restrained.