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Vol. 22 - Num. 85

Childhood and Adolescence PrevInfad/PAPPS Group

Child injury by traffic accident prevention

M.ª Jesús Esparza Olcinaa, José Galbe Sánchez-Venturab, Ana Gallego Iborrac, Jaime García Aguadoa, Carmen Rosa Pallás Alonsod, Álvaro Rando Diegoe, M.ª José San Miguel Muñozf, Francisco Javier Sánchez Ruiz-Cabellog, Julia Colomer Revueltah, Olga Cortés Ricoi, José M.ª Mengual Gilj

aPediatra. Madrid. España.
bPediatra. CS Torrero La Paz. Zaragoza. España.
cPediatra. CS Trinidad. Málaga. España.
dServicio de Neonatología. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
ePediatra. CS Mejorada del Campo. Velilla de San Antonio. Madrid. España.
fPediatra. CS Paterna. Valencia. España.
gPediatra. CS Zaidín Sur. Granada. España.
hDepartamento de Pediatría, Obstetricia y Ginecología. Unidad de Pediatría. Universidad de Valencia. Valencia. España.
iPediatra. CS Canillejas. Madrid. España.
jCoordinador del Grupo. Pediatra. CS Delicias Sur. Zaragoza. España

Correspondence: MJ Esparza. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Esparza Olcina MJ, Galbe Sánchez-Ventura J, Gallego Iborra A, García Aguado J, Pallás Alonso CR, Rando Diego A, et al. Child injury by traffic accident prevention. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2020;22:e35-e47.

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Traffic accident prevention is an issue of social relevance and a very important public health matter.

The working group PrevInfad presents in this document the update of its recommendations for traffic injury prevention in children and adolescents. The published document is brand new and can be consulted in full on the group’s website (

The methodology includes the design of an analytic framework, the formulation of structured questions, the search of the evidence and the analysis of the bibliography.

Traffic accidents are considered those caused in motor vehicles with the child as a passenger or with the adolescent as a driver of motorcycles or other vehicles, the accidents suffered by pedestrians and the injuries by falls from bicycles or from collision of bicycles with motor vehicles. The document also includes children that initiate into motorcycle competition.

Many of the preventive actions concern to other levels, nevertheless the pediatricians must act as advisers and as scientific group.


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