For Immediate Release
October 10, 2001

Dr. David McKeown
Medical Officer of Health
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 2215

Teach Children To Walk To School Safely

(Brampton) - Each year, approximately 115 Canadian children are killed and more than 1,000 are hospitalized as a result of pedestrian injuries. As children return for a new school year, Peel Health wants to remind parents to take time to teach their children how to walk to and from school safely.

"The five to nine year old age group is considered to be most at risk for pedestrian fatalities," says Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel. "Children are more often pedestrians, and their exposure to traffic increases when their road skills are still developing."

Tips for keeping kids safe

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For more information, contact Health Line Peel at 905-799-7700 or visit the Region's Web site at

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail
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