Road Management & Engineering Journal
Road Management & Engineering Journal
March 1999
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NHTSA Publishes 1997 Highway Injury and Fatality Statistics for Children

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), "[m]otor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children from 6 to 14 years old." NHTSA recently published "Traffic Safety Facts 1997: Children" (DOT HS 808 765). Breaking out statistics on children from national traffic crash data bases, NHTSA produced a summary of the 1997 data on children injured and killed by motor vehicle crashes. Some of the findings are listed here.

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