Injury to child pedestrians

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6990.1334a (Published 20 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1334
  1. Hamid Soori,
  2. R S Bhopal
  1. Postgraduate student Professor of epidemiology and public health Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Health Care Sciences, Medical School, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH

    EDITOR,—Ian Roberts concludes that the key to preventing injuries to children by motor vehicles is a change in transport policy.1 He argues his case on the basis that the recent decrease in death rates probably reflects reduced exposure (fewer pedestrians), that personal characteristics are not strong predictors of injury, that education has had little effect on rate of injury, and that traffic management has been shown to work.

    While transport policy is a key item …

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