Phoenix bicycle safety comics overly graphic?

Are these safety books too gory for kids?

Phoenix hopes these comic books will inspire kids to be safe on the streets.

Phoenix hopes these comic books will inspire kids to be safe on the streets (click to enlarge).

Generally, I’m a huge fans of any program that helps to increase bicycle safety, but I’m not sure about the latest initiative by Phoenix. They recently spent $18,700 to create a series of comic books that is being distributed to elementary school students that advocates for improved bicycle safety by depicting some gruesome worst case scenarios.

While trying to encourage kids and parents to wear helmets and be aware of the dangers of the road, is showing someone being horribly disfigured or possibly paralyzed really the best approach? Regardless of how I may feel, the program has apparently been very successful. According to the AZ central, Phoenix is actually developing material for children as young as Kindergarten.

Do you think these gruesome comic books will help improve safety or will they scare kids off bikes?

Learn more AZ Republic.

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