As kids go back to school, here are some considerations to keep your kids and teens safe while walking on the road.
Preventing Injuries: At home at play and on the way
Preventable injuries are the number one killer of kids in the United States. Every year, 8,000 families lose a child because of a preventable injury. When a child dies, the lives of families change forever. Safe Kids Pennsylvania is part of the Safe Kids Worldwide global network dedicated to keeping kids safe from preventable childhood injury – the number one cause of death among children ages 1 to 19.
Injury Risk Areas
Riding unrestrained is the greatest risk factor for death and injury among child occupants of motor vehicles.
Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for all children
More than 2.6 million children receive medical treatment each year for sports and recreation-related injuries.
From blistering sun to busy holiday kitchen, each season has their own set of common injuries to consider.
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Ready or Not, Winter is Coming
The leaves are changing and temperatures are slowly dropping. While some may not want to think about the coming months, winter weather will be here before we know it. The final weeks of fall are a great time to make sure your vehicle is ready for winter weather.
Stay Warm This Season
Although Pennsylvania is not one of America’s five coldest states, the risk of frostbite and hypothermia still exists. Both of these life threatening conditions are caused by excessive exposure to low temperatures, wind or moisture. To ensure safety in the cold month activities, remember to keep children bundled and limit their outdoor time during severe weather.
Tis’ the Season
The holidays should be a magical time for children. Yet each year, hospital emergency rooms treat about 8,700 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts and shocks, related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees alone.