Fun Facts


  • Escalators and Elevators safely move more people than any other form of transportation per trip taken.
  • There are an estimated 700,000 elevators and 35,000 escalators.
  • Over 325 million riders take an elevator daily
  • Over 245 million riders take an escalator daily
  • About 210 billion riders travel on elevators or escalators each year in the North America.
  • *Source: National Elevator Industry, Inc. Website (March 2007)



  • 1997 – Youth Safety Award of Merit given by the Youth Activities Division of the National Safety Council.
  • 1993 through 1997 – Advance America Honor Roll given by the American Society of Association Executives.
  • 1996 – Ad Wheel Award from the American Public Transit Association.
  • 1995 & 1996 – Safe-T Rider named Safety Ambassador by the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Federico Pena
  • 1st place Award of Excellence given to Ripon Community Printers for “Be a Safe Rider” Activity Book
  • Endorsed by the American Trauma Society.
  • Member of the Coalition of Injury Prevention & Control.

Over 8 million children were sent the safe-t-rider program 

Total Number of Children Reached | 1991-2014 | 8,771,832

***Note: At the AGM in 2014 the EESF executive board voted to withhold the funds that would have been used to purchase Safe-T-Rider packets for the upcoming year and use those funds to rebrand the program. The date of completion we are shooting to have the program complete is March of 2015.