Program for reducing pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes

Darryl Marias, Lenora Oison, Joan Sandvig, Kimberly Collins, David Sklar

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Injury prevention has been identified as a component of emergency medicine. However, involvement of emergency physicians in injury prevention has been hindered by clinical responsibilities, lack of financial support, and limited expertise in skills necessary for effective injury prevention programs. This article describes the development and content of a statewide pedestrian safety plan prepared by the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico. The plan included a written document, community input through focus groups, and a public information campaign. The written document included a synthesis of published literature, state-specific data, information on community interventions, and recommendations for state agencies and other groups interested in reducing pedestrian injuries. This project can be modeled at other academic EDs with an interest in injury prevention and pedestrian safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-257
Number of pages6
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Academic emergency department
  • Communities
  • Injury
  • Pedestrian
  • Prevention
  • Safety plan
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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