The Epidemic of Pediatric Traffic Injuries in South Florida

A Review of the Problem and Initial Results of a Prospective Surveillance Strategy
Source: American Journal of Public Health

This study identified specific regional risk factors for the high rate of pediatric pedestrian trauma in Florida. Of the 29 cases studied prospectively, 3 (10%) occurred near ice cream trucks and 13 (45%) involved "dart-outs"; mean hospital charges were $24 478 ±$43 939. Recommendations included an engineering change for a dangerous intersection, and a population-based recommendation was to equip ice cream trucks with extending stop signs.

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