Monday, October 20, 2014

Safe Kids Worldwide Releases Report on Teen Pedestrian Safety

Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, has released a new research report about the dangers teens face while walking. Safe Kids, along with FedEx, surveyed 1,040 teens ages 13 to 18 to discuss walking behaviors and their pedestrian experiences. The surveys revealed that 40% of the teems had been hit or nearly hit by a car, bike or motorcycle while walking.

The report, "Teens on the Move," says that in 2012, 874 teen pedestrians were killed and another 10,000 were injured from being struck by a vehicle. In addition, fatality data show 75% of teen pedestrian deaths occur between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. In conjunction with the report, an infographic is available for download.