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Walking Safe: Child Pedestrian Safety

WALKING SAFE, CHILD PEDESTRIAN SAFETY EVERY YEAR:* 67,124 child** pedestrians are injured (WISQARS, 2005-2010) PEDESTRIANS AGES 15-19 ARE THE AGE GROUP MOST LIKELY TO BE INJURED 0-4 yrs 5-9 yrs 10-14 yrs 15-19 yrs 20-24 yrs 25-29 yrs 30-34 yrs 35-39 yrs 40-44 yrs 45-49 yrs 50-54 yrs 55-59 yrs 60-64 yrs 65-69 yrs 70-74 yrs 75-79 yrs 80-84 yrs 85+ yrs 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 /04 of these child pedestrians die (WISQARS, 2005-2010) RISK FACTORS INCLUDE: AGES 15-19 AGE CHILD DEATHS PER YEAR (WISQARS, 2005-2010) 350 AGES 10-14 305 43% 134 19% AGES 0-4 AGES 5-9 300 155 22% 111 16% 250 200 150 100 50: 0-4 5-9 10-14 15-19 GENDER til Boys account for 2 OUT OF 3 66% child pedestrian deaths (WISQARS, 2005-2010) or LOCATION LIVING IN A DENSE, LOW-INCOMÉ, URBAN RESIDENTIAL AREA (AAP, 2009), II I| || || I II || || || I RACE American Indian/Alaskan Native and Black children die at 1.6 TIMES the rate of White children and 2.4 TIMES the rate of Asian/Pacific Islander children (WISQARS, 2005-2010) DID YOU KNOW? 14X Texting pedestrians are nearly Y more likely than undistracted pedestrians to display unsafe crossing behaviors (Thompson, 2012) 36%: of deaths of children <16 occurred between 3PM & 7PM (AAP, 2009) *Numbers are pulled from WISQARS Fatal and Nonfatal data for 2005-2010 and then averaged **For the purpose of this infographic, a child is defined as ages 19 or under, unless otherwise specified For detailed sources: childrenssafetynetwork.org/publications/pedestrian-safety-infographic CSNChildren's Safety Network ChildrensSafetyNetwork.org November 2013

Walking Safe: Child Pedestrian Safety

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Every year, an average of 67,124 child pedestrians are injured. 704 of those child pedestrians die. As it grows darker earlier, child pedestrians become harder to see. 36% of the deaths of children un...

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