Spring Break Safety

As the weather gets warmer, use these resources for a safe & active holiday.

Drowning is a leading cause of injury-related death in youth. In Washington state, an average of 17 children and teens drown each year. It is important to stress that no single intervention is fully protective. Rather, multiple layers of protection are recommended. 

During springtime, especially around Washington State, bodies of water look tempting and inviting to jump in. Avoid getting hypothermia—always wear a life jacket!

Learn more about Drowning Prevention >>

We all have a role to play. Together, we can keep pedestrians safe!

As temperatures rise and more families are out, DON’T BE DISTRACTED while Walking or Driving!

Learn more about Pedestrian Safety >>

When behind the wheel alone or with passengers — driving safely should always be a top concern!

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death. However, they are completely PREVENTABLE.

Learn more about being a SAFE Driver >>

Wearing a properly fitted helmet has been shown to reduce the risk of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) by 88 percent. Whether biking, skating, skiing, riding a scooter or rollerblades — you should ALWAYS wear a helmet!

Not sure if your helmet fits properly? Learn how to pick the right helmet!

Window Screens provide a false sense of security. You should NEVER open a window more than four inches.

As temperatures increase across the state, learn how to keep children SAFE around open windows >>

Visit our Digital Resource Center to learn more about Spring Break Safety — plus, more injury and violence prevention topics year-round!