Wednesday was international walk to school day and a big group celebrated at A.G. Cox Middle School in Winterville.
Law enforcement and volunteers from Safe Kids Pitt County and the Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program at Pitt County Memorial Hospital were on hand to discuss pedestrian safety with the middle schoolers. There was also music and refreshments.
Organizers say the school was chosen for the event because of high traffic congestion there in the afternoon. Students were given informative handouts about how to walk safely.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among children ages 3 to 14 worldwide.