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A Smart Program for Safer Streets.
Ever run a red light, jaywalk or speed through a school zone? Most of us have, but we shouldn't. That's why the City of San Jose started the Street Smarts program in 2002 for schools and neighborhoods. This traffic safety education program is designed to get people thinking to help make our streets safer.
Whether you're a pedestrian, a cyclist, or a driver, your behavior plays a huge role in keeping our streets safe. The Street Smarts program brings education into the equation by building awareness, offering safety tips, and reminding all of us to take responsibility for our actions on the road.
Street Smarts is focused on:
- Red light running
- Stop sign running
- School zone safety
- Crosswalk safety and compliance
The first three behaviors are the leading causes of accidents in San Jose, and the last two address our most vulnerable populations - school kids and pedestrians. Our goal is to encourage people to adopt new attitudes and behaviors that will make our streets, roads and highways safer and friendlier for everyone who uses them. It's just another way we can respect the community in which we live!
Street Smarts was recently adopted in the City of Santa Cruz in August 2017.
To schedule a presentation at your school in the City of San Jose, call (408) 975-3228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If your school is located in the City of Santa Cruz, please contact Brenda Armstrong at (831) 454-5483 or email@example.com.
To Get Your Points:
1. Host a Street Smarts presentation at your school.
2. Take photos/video of the event.
3. Click "Submit Your Points."
4. Enter the name of the submitter and select the activity completed, the county and school.
5. Upload your photos/video and a brief description of the activity (including the date of completion and any people pictured in the photo).
**Note - Points for all award levels will be counted instantaneously, but the Silver Award will not be granted until a participating school has earned the Bronze Award!**