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Cars have been a long-standing nemesis of children, consistently taking young lives in car-pedestrian accidents each year. The information below explores the problem of child pedestrian deaths:

Statistics on kids hit by cars

  • Traffic fatalities among children rose 5.5% in 2015 (the most recent year available at the time). According to a 2017 transportation department report, nearly 1/2 of all weekday child-pedestrian fatalities occur before and after school in the 6:00 to 9:00 am and the 3:00 to 6:00 pm time period. (Chalter, 2017)


Street safety resources for kids

For more information on how to protect your children, see our free street safety for kids resources.


Chalter, A.M. (2017, Sept. 21) “Schools fight morning gridlock,” Wall Street Journal, p. A14

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