Keeping Kids Alive

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 6:26 am
By: News On 6

Slowing down speeders in Tulsa residential neighborhoods. City of Tulsa officials say it is one of the biggest complaints they get. Tuesday, Tulsa Police are promoting a campaign to keep kids alive, by driving the speed limit. Motorists should not need a reminder to drive the speed limit, especially if there are kids around. However, most of the people the News On 6 spoke with on Monday admit they may be part of the problem.

Tulsa officials are proclaiming Tuesday as "Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Day." The City of Tulsa has joined more than 200 communities across the U.S. to implement the educational campaign.

It is a simple reminder for motorists to drive the speed limit in residential neighborhoods. "Be alert when you're in a neighborhood so we can keep safe year-round, each year and every year. May first will come and go but don't let your speed limit, let that be maintained and consistent," says Tulsa Police Sgt. Stephanie Jackson.

Another word of caution, even if you are going the speed limit, kids will still run out into the street to chase after their toys. So Tuesday is as much about obeying the speed limit as keeping your eyes open.

If you have noticed speeders in your neighborhood and want to report it, you can call the Mayor's Action Line. That number is 596-2100.

For more information about education campaign, Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Day, click here.