Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness provides children and families with pedestrian safety information to prevent injuries and deaths. Whether you or your kids are walking to school, the park or a friend’s house, here are some simple tips to make sure everyone gets there safely.
Many preventable injuries and deaths occur in driveways or parking lots when drivers are unaware that children are near vehicles. Tragically, these drivers often are family members or friends of the injured child. An estimated 267 deaths occur annually because of a vehicle backing up into a person; of these deaths, 31% are children under age 5.
These injuries are easily prevented by following some simple tips:
Don’t allow children to play unattended in parking lots when cars are present.