2012 Brake 4 Kids Campaign
Motor vehicle incidents involving pedestrians are a problem, with more than 80 kids being hit by cars in the U.S. every day. Lakewood Early Childhood PTA (LECPTA) is sponsoring its tenth consecutive year with our annual speed awareness program titled Brake 4 Kids™. This program aims to remind drivers to slow down now as school resumes, by asking residents and businesses (especially those near schools) to post Brake 4 Kids™ tree lawn signs. The City of Lakewood has seen a reduced number of motor vehicle related pedestrian injuries since the inception of Brake 4 Kids™. We believe the Brake 4 Kids™ signs have contributed significantly to this decrease.
Where can I get my sign? The signs are free and can be obtained at Lakewood elementary schools on August 24. They can also be obtained at Geiger's Sporting Goods and Steve Barry Buick throughout the month of September while supplies last.
When & where should I post my sign? Brake 4 Kids™ signs may be posted on tree lawns beginning on the first day of school and may remain there for the entire month of September, thanks to City Council Resolution #7782-03, declaring the month of September as “Speed Awareness Month for the City of Lakewood.” After that time, please remove the signs from your tree lawn. You may continue to display the signs on your lawn proper or save your sign to use next year.
This program is made possible by LECPTA and Lakewood Council of PTAs. Many thanks to our generous sponsor donations from State Representative Nickie J. Antonio, Steve Barry Buick, The Beck Center, Edward Favre, First Federal of Lakewood, Geiger's Sporting Goods, Harrison Elementary School PTA, Horace Mann Elementary School PTA, Lakewood Alive, Lakewood High School PTA, A.J. and Caitlin Magner, Matthew and Katie Markling, Bob and Suzanne Metelko, Brian and Maureen Powers, Roosevelt Elementary School PTA and Councilwoman Monique Smith. Tax-deductible donations to Brake 4 Kids™-LECPTA are greatly appreciated. For further information, contact LECPTA Health, Safety, and Welfare Chair Maureen Koopman at email@example.com or visit our website at www.LECPTA.com.