World health organization

10 facts on injuries to children

An Asian boy fastens his safety helmet.
WHO/M. Peden

Road traffic crashes

Road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 10 to 19. Seat-belts and child-restraints, helmets, pedestrian lanes, use of daytime running lights for vehicles, speed limits, laws against drinking alcohol and driving, and graduated driver licensing (which limits driving privileges for new drivers) are among the most successful interventions to prevent road traffic injuries.

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