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Kids know how important it is to “Put the Brakes on Fatalities”

andy lambertOctober 7, 2013


Dashiell Brown of Quinter

Dashiell Brown of Quinter

Seven-year-old Dashiell Brown of Quinter, 9-year-old Jessica Schroeder of Victoria, and 12-year-old Kallie Leiker of Hays are the Northwest Kansas winners in the 2013 Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest.

Each child will receive a bicycle and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas during presentations at their individual schools, later this month.


Kallie Leiker of Hays

Kallie Leiker of Hays

Kallie Leiker, who attends Hays Middle School, is also a statewide poster contest winner in the 11 through 13-year old age category. She will receive a family gift package from the Great Wolf Lodge water park in Kansas City and also a $50 gas card from QuickTrip Corporation

A total of 867 kids across Kansas ages 5 to 13 took the time to think about safety and participated in the contest.  Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day is a nationwide effort to increase roadway safety and reduce all traffic fatalities.

For more information, go to and click on the poster contest information.

Jessica Schroeder of Victoria

Jessica Schroeder of Victoria



Press release via Kansas Department of Transporation






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