Children's Health: Pedestrian Safety
Guest: Dr. C.D. Smith – Pediatric Surgery, MUSC
Host: Dr. Linda Austin – Psychiatrist, MUSC
Dr. Linda Austin: Accidents are the most common cause of death in children ages 1 to 14. Dr. C.D. Smith, Pediatric Surgeon at MUSC’s Children’s Hospital, offers three helpful suggestions that just could save your child’s life.
Dr. C.D. Smith: Any child, ten years or younger, crossing a street should have an adult going with them.
Dr. Linda Austin: A second rule: nothing in your ears when you’re going to be crossing a street, or playing near the street.
Dr. C.D. Smith: An area of great concern has been the inattention that drivers or pedestrians experience when they’re listening to their iPod; they may not hear cars coming.
Dr. Linda Austin: And the third rule: be particularly careful when you’re backing up in the driveway.
Dr. C.D. Smith: Every year, a number of children across this country are killed by either their parents or grandparents because they run behind a car that’s backing out.
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