Traffic Safety Facts: Children 2008

Services: Policy analysis, Analytical studies, Spatial analysis, Geographic information systems

Research Areas: Criminal Justice, Public Safety

In 2008, over 6,000 children (ages 0 to 15) were involved in Indiana motor vehicle collisions, nearly a 10 percent decrease from 2007. Approximately 5 percent of these individuals experienced serious or life threatening injuries, 47 were fatal and 249 were reported as incapacitating. This fact sheet summarizes data trends and safety legislation at the national, state, and local levels on traffic collisions involving children between 2004 and 2008. Indiana data were extracted from the Indiana State Police Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES), as of March 1, 2009.

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