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National Strategies for Advancing Child Pedestrian Safety
National Strategies for Advancing Child Pedestrian Safety offers ideas for encouraging children to explore their environments by walking while reducing their risk of pedestrian injury. This publication, produced in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, discusses strategies to–
- raise public awareness about child pedestrian safety;
- change attitudes and behaviors of both pedestrians and drivers;
- create safer environments for walking;
- develop and conduct safe-walking programs;
- address gaps in current knowledge about pedestrian safety;
- collect data to measure how much children walk and identify factors put them at risk for injury while walking.
Full proceedings [pdf 277KB, 24 pages] of the meeting that led to these strategies—Reducing Childhood Pedestrian Injuries: Proceedings of a Multidisciplinary Conference—available for download.
Reducing Childhood Pedestrian Injuries: Summary of a Multidisciplinary Conference
Released in June 2002, this special supplement [pdf 580KB, 15 pages] of Injury Prevention includes recommendations from the National Strategies for Advancing Child Pedestrian Safety as well an executive summary of the multidisciplinary conference held on the issue.
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