Pedestrian Safety

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