New Study Shows Pedestrian Safety Program Prevents Student Injury in New York City
A new study shows that fewer kids were injured during early morning and after school hours once new traffic lights, pedestrian signals and speed bumps were put around New York City schools. As Reuters reports, injuries declined by 44% from 2001 to 2010 among school-age pedestrians at the schools where safety improvements were made.
The safety improvements were made at 124 New York City schools with the highest injury rates, with funding from the Safe Routes to School program. The study projected that if the program were expanded, it could prevent 210 injuries per year among New York City students.
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