Dating to the 1950s, “Jimmy of the Safety Patrol” promotes the AAA School Safety Patrol program, the largest traffic safety program in the world. In this film, Safety Patrol member Jimmy and a friend of his discuss the importance of traffic safety. The film also shows a student doing driver’s ed in a Chevy car, shows how to properly and safely cross a street, and more.
Since its inception in 1920, the AAA School Safety Patrol program, has provided a safer environment and wide spectrum of educational opportunities for millions of school children. Each year, more than 654,000 children participate at over 34,500 schools throughout the country.
For more than 96 years, AAA has sponsored the AAA School Safety Patrol program, which instills students with a sense of responsibility, leadership and citizenship. AAA provides an array of equipment and material, including electric-lime fluorescent belts, nickel plated steel badges and training for the AAA School Safety Patrollers. When properly uniformed and trained, they can assist their grade school classmates by ensuring their safety to and from school every day.
The program has been praised by safety and education groups around the globe for reducing injuries and deaths among 5-to-14 year olds, the age group most at risk for pedestrian injury. In addition to keeping students safe, the program teaches lifelong lessons of responsibility, leadership and good citizenship. The Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation’s goal is to continue fostering this vital program, which develops tomorrow’s leaders today.
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