Did you know?
- Young children are at risk of pedestrian injuries because they have not yet developed the cognitive and physical skills to cope with the many challenges of traffic.
- Having parents or caregivers present can help reduce the risk of injury.
- Children aged 14 years have the highest incidence of pedestrian-related deaths. Infants aged 1 year or younger have the second-highest pedestrian-related deaths.
- Most child pedestrian injuries and deaths occur in urban areas. However, when a pedestrian is hit on a rural road, the result is more likely to be fatal because of higher vehicle speeds.
- Child pedestrians are most often hurt in the months of September and October, followed by May and June.
Please visit Parachute for more information on Pedestrian Safety.
Updated April 19, 2018