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Safe school buses focus in new EU funded project

The European Union is funding a research programme on school buses. The aim is to make the school roads of Europe safer. According to the EU statistics 35,000 children are injured on European roads every year and 250 of these children are killed. Crashes involving school buses and crashes involving children traveling from/to school are [...]

Kids on mopeds/motorbikes should wear a helmet

Young people all over the world eagerly await the day when they are allowed to ride a moped or light motorcycle. Over the years, fashion seem to have dictated if helmets are “in” or “out”. However, research has shown that helmets greatly reduce the risk of serious head injury when the rider is involved in [...]

What happens in a car crash and how seat-belts work

In order to understand the importance of seat belts and child restraints/car seats for kids I thought a short resumé of the events in a car crash is in order. This information is based on the World Health Organization’s material for people working with traffic policy making.

Rearward-facing child restraints recommended up to at least four years of age

Children up to four years of age would be better protected in cars if they travelled rearward-facing in a suitable child restraint, rather than forward-facing as is the usual practice in most of Europe.  Suitable seats are widely used in the Nordic countries, but are not readily available in the rest of Europe.  The law [...]