Introduction

Introduction

This is one of three pieces of NICE guidance published in November 2010 on how to prevent unintentional injuries among under-15s. A second publication covers strategies, regulation, enforcement, surveillance and workforce development and a third covers unintentional injuries in the home.

The Department of Health (DH) asked the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to produce public health guidance on preventing unintentional injuries to those aged under 15 on the road. This guidance focuses on road design and modification.

The guidance is for local highway authorities, local strategic partnerships, directors of public health, health professionals who have a responsibility for preventing or treating unintentional injuries affecting children and young people aged under 15, and school travel planners. It may also be of interest to road users, children, young people, their parents and carers and other members of the public.

This is one of three pieces of NICE guidance on how to prevent unintentional injuries among children and young people aged under 15. In particular, it is closely linked to guidance focused on strategies, regulation, enforcement, surveillance and workforce development. (This covers unintentional injuries on the road, in the home and in outdoor settings and was published in November 2010.) The other publication addresses unintentional injuries in the home.

The guidance complements, but does not replace, NICE guidance on promoting physical activity (for further details, see section 7).

The Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee (PHIAC) developed these recommendations on the basis of reviews of the evidence, cost-effectiveness modelling, expert advice, stakeholder comments and fieldwork.

Members of PHIAC are listed in appendix A. The methods used to develop the guidance are summarised in appendix B. Supporting documents used to prepare this document are listed in appendix E.

Full details of the evidence collated, including fieldwork data and stakeholder comments, are available on the NICE website, along with a list of the stakeholders involved and NICE's supporting process and methods manuals.

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