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Poster contest aims to Put the Brakes on Fatalities

Kansas children ages 5 to 13 are encouraged to enter artwork for a statewide poster contest focusing on Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day — a nationwide effort to increase roadway safety and reduce all traffic fatalities.

Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge and also $50 gas cards from QuikTrip Corporation.

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day ambulance emergencyA total of 18 regional winners in the six regions and age groups (ages 5-7, ages 8-10 and ages 11-13) will each receive a bicycle donated by Wal-Mart stores in Kansas and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas.

All entries must be postmarked by Friday, Sept. 2, and should be mailed to: AAA Kansas, Public Affairs, 3545 SW 6th Street, Topeka, 66606.

On the back of the 8 ½ by 11-inch paper entry must be the child’s full name; age at time of entry; mailing address; county; a parent’s name; and contact phone number.

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death in the United States for people ages 3-34. It’s important to encourage everyone – drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists – to take extra caution every day and especially Oct. 10, the day officially designated as Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day.

Winners the last three years include Corissa Bandel, Oskaloosa.

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