In 2009, over 200,000 kids under age 16 were injured and more than 1,000 died as a result of a crash. This podcast encourages proper use of safety seats and seat belts to help protect children from serious injury or death as a result of motor vehicle accidents. Created: 9/22/2011 by MMWR.
Date Released: 9/22/2011. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Restrain Your Children
National Child Passenger Safety Week September 18–24, 2011
Recorded: September 20, 2011; posted: September 22, 2011
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Parents, when you're on the road, help keep your kids safe by making sure they're properly buckled up. Crash-related injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the U.S. In 2009, over 200,000 kids under age 16 were injured and more than 1,000 died as a result of a crash. Proper use of safety seats and seat belts helps protect children from serious injury and reduces the risk of death by more than half. For children under age 13, the safest place to ride is always the back seat. So before you turn that key, make sure all kids are properly restrained for their age, height, and weight. It could save their life.
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