Biggest Threat to Schoolchildren? Cars

A WNYC radio interview of Center faculty focused on the threat motor vehicles pose to New York City’s 1.1 million children as they travel to and from school.  According to state DMV data, about 1,800 kids are hit by cars and trucks in New York City each year.

“In large cities like New York City, clearly the most important danger to children walking to school are motor vehicles, cars,” said Charles DiMaggio an Associate Professor at Columbia University who studies public health. “Kids really are the most unpredictable pedestrians,” he said, “which puts the responsibility for their safety much more squarely on the shoulders of adults and drivers.”

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