Reference of this article: Mateu Sancho J. Children and road security. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2007;9:113-31.
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It?s a stated fact that many children during their first five years of life suffer inevitably
from some kind of accidents so much at home as outside, but most accidents are mild with
regard to their prognosis. Accidents during childhood are the first cause of death in industrialised
countries and with reference to Spain, it must be underlined that they are the
fourth cause of death in children 1 year old, the second cause of death in children 2 years
old and the first one in children 4 years old. By order of frequency: car accidents, drowning
(by submersion) and falls. The prevention of the most frequent and important accidents
(car, bicycle, motorcycle, etc.) is reviewed.
Keywords● Accidents ● Bicycle ● Car ● Motorcycle ● Pedestrian ● Prevention