Category: Child Injuries
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of child deaths.
In 2019, there were 52 hot car deaths and a record number of 53 hot car deaths in 2018. The Cape Coral Police Department urges drivers to check the front and back seats for children before locking a car and walking away.
Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14 in the United States. Three children tragically die every day.
According to the National Safety Council’s (NSC’s) Injury Facts, 675 children under the age of 13 were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017.
Florida’s beautiful weather attracts thousands of visitors, and we want to be sure they are safe when swimming in pools. Parents magazine reminds parents that drowning can happen fast, even with all we know about preventing it.
An 18-year-old high school student suffered a fractured skull when he crashed into another student while playing “bubble soccer” at a high school party in May 2016. A trial commenced in September 2019 against the rental company which supplied the game.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has designated October 20-26, 2019 as National Teen Driver Safety Week. In order to help you communicate with your young drivers, we are providing a complete copy of the NHTSA 2019 “Talking Points” fact sheet for parents.
Halloween is a magical time for children across Florida with trick-or-treating, parties and even trips to haunted houses. However, it is also a time everyone needs to pre-plan to stay safe.
Even though the speed limit on Mohawk Parkway in Cape Coral is 40 mph, drivers are going 50 mph, or even 60 mph. Neighbors have witnessed vehicles passing stopped school buses, which were displaying blinking lights and picking up students.
School is open and traffic congestion around school zones has increased. This congestion, along with road construction projects in some areas, is causing more vehicles to use fewer lanes.