|Welcome to Safe Kids Tulsa's "Walk This Way" campaign web site! Pedestrian injury remains the second leading cause of injury-related accidental death among children ages 5 to 14. |
- In 2009, 244 children ages 14 and under died from pedestrian injuries.
- In 2009, nearly 13,000 child pedestrians were non-fatally injured in motor vehicle crashes.
- Child pedestrian injuries occur more often in residential areas and on local roads that are straight, paved and dry.
- Children ages four and under are at the greatest risk form child pedestrian death.
|Safe Kids Worldwide and program sponsor FedEx Express created SAFE KIDS Walk This Way to teach safe behavior to motorists and child pedestrians and create safer, more walkable communities. Each October, coalitions in more than 100 U.S. cities host events on International Walk to School Day, as part of the program. The program also supports Pedestrian Safety Task Forces which work to create safer communities for child pedestrians by making environmental improvements to high-risk locations. Additionally, Safe Kids conducts annual research to reveal the problems for child pedestrians, raising national awareness around this issue. |
|10 Safety Steps to School |
|Facts About Injuries to Child Pedestrians |
|International Walk to School |
|Pedestrian Safety Checklist |
|More safety sites |
You can refer to the following sites for more childhood injury prevention all year long:
National Safe Kids Campaign
American Academy of Pediatrics (TIPP: The Injury Prevention Program)
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control