Traffic accident prevention is an issue of social relevance and a very important public health matter.
The working group PrevInfad presents in this document the update of its recommendations for traffic injury prevention in children and adolescents. The published document is brand new and can be consulted in full on the group’s website (previnfad.aepap.org).
The methodology includes the design of an analytic framework, the formulation of structured questions, the search of the evidence and the analysis of the bibliography.
Traffic accidents are considered those caused in motor vehicles with the child as a passenger or with the adolescent as a driver of motorcycles or other vehicles, the accidents suffered by pedestrians and the injuries by falls from bicycles or from collision of bicycles with motor vehicles. The document also includes children that initiate into motorcycle competition.
Many of the preventive actions concern to other levels, nevertheless the pediatricians must act as advisers and as scientific group.
Keywords: Prevention. Traffic crashes. Accidents.