NJ TRANSIT'S SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAM GOES VIRTUAL FOR BACK TO SCHOOL
Children Can Participate in Free Safety Education Program Available By Live Zoom Video Conferencing
September 2, 2020
NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is keeping up with the times by taking its Safety Education Program virtual. Schools are encouraged to request the free SAFETY RULES! presentation, now conducted over Zoom, to educate students on the need for safe behavior and caution around trains and light rail vehicles.
This summer, the Safety Education Program sponsored two sessions of its virtual program for Wayne Safety Town, educating more than 70 students. In its more than 30-year history, the Safety Education Program has offered nearly five thousand presentations, educating hundreds of thousands of people across New Jersey. More information is available at njtransit.com/safety.
“The NJ TRANSIT Safety Education Program has been keeping New Jerseyans safe for more than 30 years,” said
NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett. “Today, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we don’t want a single student to miss out on this educational opportunity, so we’re taking the program fully online and virtual. I encourage all educators to request this important – and free – safety education presentation.”
The presentation includes a discussion on the dangers of the railroad tracks, age-appropriate films, including NJ TRANSIT's award-winning film “Chicken on the Tracks” and a question-and-answer session. The presentation is available for free to public, non-profit and charter schools and community groups.
Some of the important safety rules students learn during the program are:
- No trespassing
- Stay alert
- Obey signs and signals
- Cross at designated areas only
- Stand behind the safety line on station platforms
If your organization or school is interested in a free NJ TRANSIT safety education presentation, please email us to schedule the virtual program.
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