The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation Safe T Rider Campaign has Reached 8.7 Million Kids and Growing

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The Safe T Rider Campaign is a fun and interactive way that children learn about elevator and escalator safety.

Visit www.SafetyRiders.org

“The Safe T Rider program provides a fun and interactive way for children to learn about safety,” says Nikole Gore-Layton, executive director of the EESF.

The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) is an international nonprofit that provides elevator and escalator safety education to the public. EESF is unveiling a national launch of its Safe T Rider campaign. The campaign is focused on teaching children age four to eleven how to safely ride elevators and escalators. Since the safety program’s inception in 1991, it has reached more than 8 million children, with the goal of lowering the number of accidents involving young children on escalators and elevators.

“The Safe T Rider program provides a fun and interactive way for children to learn about safety,” says Nikole Gore-Layton, executive director of the EESF. “The Safe T Rider campaign is geared towards youth, but also provides some great resources for parents and teachers to help children learn about elevator and escalator safety. Educating children about the proper use of elevators and escalators is vital to their safety.”

EESF unveiled new superhero characters, Safe T Boy and Safe T Girl, in 2016. They serve as the Safe T Riders program mascots. The Safe T Rider Campaign website offers games, puzzles, trivia, educational videos, a pledge and even a downloadable printed certification of completion. The focus of the campaign allows kids to learn in a fun and relaxed environment with information tailored specifically to their age group.

To learn more about the campaign, visit http://www.safetyriders.org. For information for teachers and schools that would like to implement the program, please contact Program Director Laurie Dueitt at laurie(at)eesf.org.

About Safe T Rider Campaign
The Safe T Rider Campaign provides elevator and safety education to children in a fun and interactive way guided by the campaign’s superhero characters, Safe T Boy and Safe T Girl. The campaign provides resources for parents and teachers to help them teach kids at home and in school. To learn more, visit http://www.safetyriders.org.

About EESF
The mission of the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation is to educate the public on the safe and proper use of elevators, escalators, and moving walks. EESF’s cornerstone program is the Safe T Riders that provides elevator and escalator safety education to children. The other programs include Rise Up Safe Rider, geared towards university students and young adults, A Safe Ride, geared towards seniors, and Ambassadors for Safety that educates facility employees. For more information, visit http://www.eesf.org.

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