The epidemic of pediatric traffic injuries in South Florida: a review of the problem and initial results of a prospective surveillance strategy.

@article{Hameed2004TheEO,
  title={The epidemic of pediatric traffic injuries in South Florida: a review of the problem and initial results of a prospective surveillance strategy.},
  author={Syed Morad Hameed and Charles Aaron Popkin and Stephen M. Cohn and E William Johnson},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2004},
  volume={94 4},
  pages={554-6}
}
This study identified specific regional risk factors for the high rate of pediatric pedestrian trauma in Florida. Of the 29 cases studied prospectively, 3 (10%) occurred near ice cream trucks and 13 (45%) involved "dart-outs"; mean hospital charges were 24,478 +/- 43,939 US dollars. Recommendations included an engineering change for a dangerous intersection, and a population-based recommendation was to equip ice cream trucks with extending stop signs. 
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