Tag: Injury Prevention

Pedestrian Safety Laws

Slow Down! New Laws Take Effect

By: Amy Watkins, MPH October is Pedestrian Safety Month. With the new laws taking effect this month, pedestrian and bicycle safety has been the talk of the town. And for good reason. In Connecticut, around 60 pedestrians are killed each year in crashes with vehicles. That’s more than […]

Father fastening bicycle helmet on daughter.

Keeping Children Safe This Summer

By: Amy Watkins, MPH Injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the United States, however nearly all of them can be prevented. For more than 20 years, Connecticut Children’s and Safe Kids Connecticut have hosted Safe Kids Day, a unique day aimed at raising awareness […]

Holiday Toy Safety

By: Kevin Borrup, DrPH, JD, MPA If you are like me, playing with your child is often a highlight of the holidays. From when my children were very young to their teenage years, I enjoyed teaching them how to ride a bike, play chess, and even assemble their first […]