CSN eNewsletter
May 12, 2022
Note from Our Director
Dear Partners,

With warmer weather and the approaching end of the school year, children and adolescents have more opportunity to be outside and travelling.

Next week is Global Road Safety Week. Globally, road traffic crashes are the world’s leading cause of death for children and young adults (ages 5-29 years old). In 2019, 1,053 children ages 14 and younger died in a motor vehicle traffic crash (an incident involving one or more motor vehicles in transit on a public trafficway) the United States. More than 3 in 4 pedestrian injuries in children and adolescents are related to motor vehicle traffic. Below are recommendations for road safety from CSN resources:
  • Bicycle Safety
  • Bicyclists of all ages should wear properly fitted bike helmets every time they ride.
  • Child Passenger Safety
  • Children should always be buckled in age-appropriate car seats, booster seats and seatbelts.
  • Child Pedestrian Safety
  • Children should be taught to look both directions before crossing the street and pay attention to sidewalks, crosswalks, and traffic signals.
  • Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke
  • Set up a reminder system to check the back seat prior to exiting and never leave a child alone in a vehicle.
  • Teen Driving Safety
  • Ensure teens have sufficient driving experience and follow the Graduated Driving Licensing laws in their state.

See the Highlight section below for more information on child pedestrian safety and our new infographic.

Resources and research on these topics are included in this newsletter. Resources from our Children's Safety Now Alliance partners are highlighted in purple.

Please widely share these resources with your networks.


Jennifer Leonardo, PhD

Children’s Safety Network Director
New CSN Resource: Child Pedestrian Safety Infographic
Approximately 600 children and adolescents die from pedestrian injuries each year. The highest rates of death occur in children ages <1-4 and adolescents ages 15-19. In CSN’s new child pedestrian safety infographic, All Children are Pedestrians! Prevention Tips and Recent Stats, learn more about how to prevent these injuries and keep kids walking safely.
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May 23-26, 2022
Join the CSN team at the following sessions:
  • Workshop: Partnering to Advance Health Equity: Working Within and Across Organizations
  • Workshop: Workforce Capacity Development in the Child Safety Learning Collaborative
  • Poster: Phases of Improvement in the Child Safety Learning Collaborative Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Prevention Team

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Child and Adolescent Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Centers Cooperative Agreement (U49MC28422) for $5,000,000 with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.