Is Your Child Safe Walking To School?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary:Do you get nervous every time your child leaves the house to walk to school? Do you feel secure with the safety of your crosswalks?
Air Date: 2/13/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Phyllis Agran, MD
phyllis agran sizedPhyllis Agran, MD, MPH, FAAP is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, doubled boarded in both Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, and General Pediatrics. She has been an advocate for public health policies aimed at reducing trauma and injury to children. She received many research grants from the National Center for Injury Prevention, Centers for Disease Control; the National Institute of Medicine, Child Health and Human Development; the US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and, the State of California, Office of Traffic Safety.


Is Your Child Safe Walking To School?
When is it safe for kids to walk to school, in terms of distance, traffic, other neighborhood features?

Are there things communities can do to make this safer? What types of pedestrian safety improvements are important?

At what age can kids walk by themselves? 

These questions and more are answered as we give safety advice to parents to ease those all too common fears.
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