ERIC Number: ED462165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Children. Traffic Safety Facts, 2000.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
This document provides statistical information on the incidence of U.S. motor vehicle-related accidents and fatalities involving children. Data include: (1) total traffic fatalities among children 0-14 years old, by age group, 1990-2000; (2) total pedestrian fatalities among children 0-14 years old, by age group, 1990-2000; (3) total pedalcyclist fatalities among children 0-14 years old, by age group, 1990-2000; (4) restraint use by passenger vehicle occupants involved in fatal crashes by age group, 2000; (5) children under 5 years old fatally injured in passenger vehicle crashes, by age group and type of restraint, 2000; and (6) restraint use by children under 5 years old. According to the data, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children of every age from 4 to 14 years old, and the 0-14 age group accounted for 6 percent of traffic fatalities in 2000. (EV)
Descriptors: Bicycling, Child Safety, Children, Death, Incidence, Mortality Rate, Motor Vehicles, Pedestrian Traffic, Restraints (Vehicle Safety), Traffic Accidents, Traffic Safety, Vehicular Traffic
National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NRD-31, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20590. Tel: 800-934-8517 (Toll Free); Fax: 202-366-7078; Web site: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/ncsa.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States