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Speed cameras near schools and parks can be a valuable tool in reducing pedestrian accidents

Trauma care providers are among the first to encounter the aftermath of pedestrian-automobile accidents resulting in injuries to children. In the U.S., that mode of injury is the second leading cause of injury-related death for children between the ages of 5 and 14. In this video, Deborah Loeff, MD, FACS, a pediatric trauma surgeon at Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago, discusses the importance of reducing pedestrian accidents among children by installation of speed cameras near schools and parks in Chicago. (Video courtesy of the University of Chicago)

Watch Deborah Loeff, MD, speak on Chicago's plans for speed cameras in "On Treating Pediatric Patients Who Have Been Hit by a Car."

Additional Resources

American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence

American Burn Association

American Trauma Society

Children's Safety Network

Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Harborview Injury Prevention and Resource Center

Injury Control Resource Information Network

Injury Prevention Web

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research

Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy

Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center

National Athletic Trainers Association

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Program for Playground Safety

Safe Kids Worldwide

NEISS All Injury Program and NEISS Firearm Injury Data Release

Orthopaedic Trauma Association


San Francisco Injury Center (UCSF)

Trauma Foundation at San Francisco General Hospital

United States Consumer Products Safety Commission

University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center