Motor vehicle-related injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the U.S. This podcast discusses ways to keep kids safe in vehicles. Created: 2/6/2014 by MMWR.
Date Released: 2/6/2014. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Keep Young Riders Safe
Restraint Use and Motor Vehicle Occupant Death Rates Among Children
Aged 0-12 Years – United States, 2002-2011
Recorded: February 4, 2013; posted: February 6, 2013
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Motor vehicle-related injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the U.S. Adults can prevent many of these tragedies by properly buckling children in vehicles. In 2011, a third of children 12 and under who died in motor vehicle crashes were not buckled up.
All children should be buckled in vehicles with an age- and size-appropriate car seat, booster seat, or seat belt. Children 12 and under should always be in the back seat.
Certified technicians are often available at public places, such as local fire stations and police departments, to help parents properly install and use car seats.
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