Click the link above to check out a website with interactive maps and tools for looking at traffic crash patterns across the US. It provides several different ways to search, and allows you to narrow your focus as much as you want. For example, you can search for all night crashes involving unrestrained teenagers and alcohol for a specific state and year. The only downside is that the crash data is current through about 2009.
Check it out! It may help trauma professionals plan prevention programs in their area.
It’s warm weather time (in the Northern hemisphere) and the windows are opening. Unfortunately, many parents forget that window screens are not strong enough to keep a child in if they put their weight against it.
Please share the following prevention tips with your patients to keep their children safe:
Install window guards on all windows above the first floor
Windows without guards should only be opened from the top
Keep beds, cribs, sofas and other furniture away from windows so children can’t play near open windows
Lock closed windows and do not let children sit or play near open windows