Safety tips p.10

By: Editorial Staff The newspaper industry has no standard training program for the safety of carriers, but here are some techniques being employed:
? Set a minimum age for carriers, since the law generally doesn't.
? Start a carrier newsletter that includes information on safety.
? Provide general safety informa-
tion to all teen carriers and their parents.
? Meet regularly with police to educate carriers on protecting themselves and to track local crime patterns.
? Send adult district managers with kids when they have to collect money in high-crime areas.
? Allow carriers to delay delivery to keep them off the streets before dawn.
? Deliver to boxes on high-traffic streets rather than having carriers go down dark and dangerous side streets.
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