Safekids New Zealand invites community groups and organisations across the country with an interest in child injury prevention, to attend its workshops focusing on
‘Child Cycling Injury Prevention’ and ‘Safety Out & About’.
Cycling related injuries are one of the top three causes of all injury related hospitalisations for children in New Zealand. In the five year period 2005-2009, a total of 2,436 child cyclists aged 0-14 years were injured severely enough to be admitted to hospital, an average of 487 hospitalisations per year. In the five year period 2003-2007 a total of 12 children died as a result of cycling related injuries.
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