The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation just launched four new videos to educate children, motorists and parents about pedestrian safety. The “Safe Routes to Schools” videos, created by JPL, can be viewed on PennDOT’s YouTube channel.
The videos for elementary and middle school students explain walking signals and scenarios, and stress safe walking techniques. The video for parents emphasizes the importance of modeling safe behaviors for their children. Young drivers learn that with driving freedom comes responsibility, especially in school zones.
The elementary video features Guy Walker, an animated character who springs to life from a pedestrian crossing sign. Guy shows children and their parents the safe way to walk, teaching them in an entertaining way.
JPL also produced a series of bicycle safety videos for PennDOT two years ago.