State law addresses safety and injury.
Code of the District of Columbia 38–3401. Universal street safety education.
(a) The Mayor shall develop and make available to public schools and public charter schools in the District an educational curriculum for children in the first through fifth grades regarding the safe use of public streets and premises open to the public by pedestrians and users of bicycles. At a minimum, the curriculum shall address:
- (1) The safe use of bicycles;
- (2) Traffic laws and regulations;
- (3) The use of bicycle lanes and trails; and
- (4) Safe pedestrian practices.
District of Columbia Municipal Regulations 2304 Comprehensive School Health Education
2034.3 The Superintendent shall ensure that health instruction as defined in this section is taught through the use of appropriate monitoring and establishment of minimum proficiencies or learning outcomes in at least eleven (11) content areas including the following:
- (a) HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases;
- (b) Human sexuality and family;
- (c) Prevention and control of disease;
- (d) Nutrition and dietary patterns that contribute to disease;
- (e) Tobacco, alcohol, and other drug education;
- (f) Physical education;
- (g) Parenting;
- (h) Coping with life situations;
- (i) CPR, first aid, safety; injury and violence prevention;
- (j) Consumer health; and
- (k) Environmental health.