Each year, nearly 2,500 children ages 14 and under die in a motor vehicle incident. When installed and used correctly, child safety seats and safety belts can prevent injuries and save lives. Unintentional injury is the number one killer of children ages 1-14 in the United States. The leading causes of injury death to children are motor vehicle crashes, drowning, suffocation, ﬁres and/or burns and pedestrian-related incidents. Younger children, males, minorities, and poor children tend to suffer disproportionately; poverty is often a predictor of injury (www.safekids.org). The panel discusses practical measures to help ensure your child’s safety and create awareness of the importance of injury prevention. These tips include the importance of adults and children wearing bike helmets, resources to help families correctly install child safety seats, a review of pedestrian safety “musts,” and water safety rules.
Carol Ann Giardelli |
Pam Fischer |
Christine Hopler |
Carol Ann Giardelli – Director of SAFE KIDS New Jersey, whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury.
Pam Fischer – Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
Christine Hopler – Whose daughter survived a bicycle collision with a car because she was wearing her helmet.
KJ Feury– The Injury Prevention Coordinator at Morristown Memorial Hospital.