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Quincy students learn how to walk to school safely

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

The leading cause of death among children ages 3 to 14 is traffic accidents, and today one organization took action to action to lower that statistic.

The Safe Kids Adams County, along with FedEx, Quincy elementary schools and QPD participated in International Walk to School Month by walking around their schools.

Second graders at Washington, St. Francis and Madison Elementary schools in Quincy were led around the block of their schools and taught tips for walking safety.

Officials say it is important to teach these kids early the importance of traffic safety.

"We're modeling behavior for them and telling them that it is okay they can tell their parents and other adults not to walk out between cars, teaching them about cross walks and how to cross a street", says Jan Hummel of Safe Kids Adams County.

Safe Kids Adams County will also be teaching kids trick or treating safety later this month

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