Child and Youth Pedestrian Safety: 2022 Resource Guide

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Among children and adolescents ages 0 – 19 years, most pedestrian deaths occur among males, in non-metro areas, at non-intersection locations and at night.1,2 American Indian/Alaska Native and Black children ages 0 – 19 years are at higher risk for pedestrian death and injury than other racial/ethnic groups. Every year, approximately 600 US children and adolescents die from pedestrian-related injuries. In 2020, one in eight children and adolescents under the age of 20 who were killed in crashes were pedestrians (CDC WISQARS).  This Child and Youth Pedestrian Safety Resource Guide shares links of organizations, data sources, prevention resources, and policies that can help protect children and adolescents.

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web-based Inquiry Statistics Query and Reporting System (CDC WISQARS)

2 Equity. PedBike Info. Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center. Accessed July 31, 2022.