The Map Room

Children

Map Title: School Bus Safety
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: This 2017 National Conference of State Legislatures map identifies states that (1) allow stop-arm cameras on school buses, (2) require seat belts on school buses, and (3) states with laws addressing both. According to the map, 15 states allow stop-arm cameras, eight states require seat belts, and one state (Arizona) enacted both laws.


Map Title: 2017 Premature Birth Report Cards
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The March of Dimes issued its 2017 Premature Birth Report Cards, grading each state on its percentage of preterm births. (Connecticut earned a "C.")


Map Title: Accessible Playgrounds
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: National Public Radio produced a map showing the locations of accessible playgrounds across the country. Users are encouraged to add playgrounds that are not yet on the map. The site provides guidelines for what to look for when adding an accessible playground, including that it have smooth surfaces throughout the playground, ramps to equipment, accessible swings (including those with back support), and equipment with sound and touch components.