Free Pedestrian Safety Belts Available Friday
Councilman Elie Katz continues his pedestrian safety campaign.
The following press release was submitted by Councilman Elie Katz:
As the weather gets a little warmer, more people are out on the streets; walking, playing ball, and just generally enjoying the nicer weather. As the number of people on the street goes up, so do the number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the number of pedestrian fatalities for 2010 was 4,092 and the number of pedestrian injuries was 59,000.
In response to the recent tragic death of a pedestrian in Englewood that was struck by a vehicle while walking on Friday night and in a effort to keep you and your loved ones safe, Elie Y. Katz has started the “Stay Safe Teaneck Pedestrian” campaign; working with Harold Gellis from Teaneck who has volunteered to administer the program. Through this campaign they will be giving out reflective belts to Teaneck residents. To date, they have distributed over 500 belts.
Because of limited supplies, one free belt per family and any additional belts, donations are suggested. Donations made out to Friends of Elie Y. Katz will help purchase even more safety belts for the pedestrian Teaneck community (Just $10.00 can help purchase three). The program is limited to Teaneck residents.
Katz & Gellis will be at Poppy's Bagels, 204 West Englewood Avenue, Teaneck on Friday March 4, from 7:30-8:30am.
To reserve a belt, email Elie Y. Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org