Street Smarts Program Aims at Safe Streets

Various activities help educate students and parents on road safety

Street Smarts is a traffic safety campaign in the San Ramon Valley made possible through a collaborative partnership between the Town of Danville, City of San Ramon, Contra Costa County, San Ramon Valley Unified School District San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District and other community partners.

The campaign’s goal is to educate drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians on issues related to traffic safety and encourage active transportation through outreach programs.

Throughout the year, assemblies and contests are held at the schools in the San Ramon Unified School District. These include:

Elementary Schools:

Assemblies and Bike Rodeos
Street Smarts assemblies and bike rodeos educate students about the basic tenets of traffic safety in a fun and entertaining environment. Students learn about the importance of wearing helmets properly when bicycling, skate boarding and riding their scooter. Bike rodeos include an interactive bicycling course, bike maintenance station and individual helmet check to ensure a proper fit.

Middle Schools:

“BMX Flatland” Assemblies
This new educational bike safety program features Peter Brandt, a local Flatland BMX performer, delivers an informative and entertaining message to middle school students.

“Be Reel” Video Contest - 11/16/16 – 12/20/16
The “Be Reel” Video Contest encourages middle school students to create 60-second public service announcement videos on a specific traffic safety theme.

High Schools:
CHP “Start Smart”
Street Smarts partners with the California Highway Patrol to educate new drivers and their parents or guardians about safe driving practices.

For more information, contact Street Smarts Coordinator Dolores Pita at 925-973-2581.