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Posts Tagged ‘pedestrian safety’

Back-to-school safety
Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Quick safety tips and links for parents of young children going to school, including pedestrian safety, backpack safety, and bullying

Car Design Impacts Pedestrian Safety
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Pedestrian safety features are now a factor in the exterior design of cars, trucks and SUVs

Teaching Children to Walk Safely
Friday, April 27th, 2012

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2009, an estimated 13,000 injured pedestrians were age 14 and younger.  That same year 4,092 pedestrian were killed. That year children 14-and-younger age group accounted for 244 of those fatalities.  These children are typically injured near their home or in a neighborhood setting. Now that […]

Car Makers Moving Towards “Self-driving” Vehicles
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Volvo has a pedestrian detection system that brakes automatically. Ford sells a car that parallel parks itself using sensors. The first versions of automatic braking systems prevented 25% of low-speed crashes. And now autonomous – or “self-driving” – cars are coming to a highway near you.  According to a CNN report, recent improvements in auto […]

Kids with ADHD More Likely to Be Hit by Cars
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics indicates that children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be hit by cars when crossing the street. The study examined 2 groups of children between the ages of 7 and 10: one group with ADHD and one group without. Researchers at the University […]