Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

Teen Driver Safety Week

National Teen Driver Safety week begins on October 16, 2016. Due to stronger and more effective graduated driver licensing laws and an increased awareness of the risks to teen drivers, we have seen about a 50 percent decrease in teen driver fatalities over the past 10 years. Unfortunately, motor vehicle crashes are still the leading… Read more »

Top 5 Tips for New Parents During Baby Safety Month

  September is Baby Safety Month, so the Injury Prevention Department here at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC wants to remind all parents and caregivers to take this time to create safe environments for their new babies. Babies less than one have a higher rate of unintentional injury-related deaths than older children. Suffocation, motor… Read more »

New Help for Parents: The Ultimate Car Seat Guide

Are you an expecting parent trying to figure out what car seat to buy for your new baby? Are you bewildered by how to properly install the car seat? Then the Ultimate Car Seat Guide is the answer for you. With more than 2,600 children under 13 involved in a car crash every day, or… Read more »

Parents Can Make a Difference in Reducing Teen’s Risky Driving Behavior

A new study offers parents a specific action they can take to improve the odds of their young driver surviving the most perilous period in a driver’s life: the teen years. With six teens dying in car crashes every day, the need is clear. Safe Kids Worldwide and the General Motors Foundation studied parents and new… Read more »

Safety Tips as School Year Gets Started

It’s time – summer will be coming to a close and kids will be heading back to school. Even though many of us have lived this season before, it’s a good time to remember some tips and reinforce them with your children. If you’re a new “back to school” parent, welcome to the club –… Read more »