Motor-vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children in the U.S. This podcast discusses the importance of using child passenger restraints in automobiles. Created: 9/18/2014 by MMWR.
Date Released: 9/18/2014. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Kids in Cars
National Child Passenger Safety Week — September 14–20, 2014
Recorded: September 16, 2014; posted: September 18, 2014
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The proper use of child passenger restraints saves lives. Motor-vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children in the U.S. In 2012, nearly 1200 kids under 15 died as a result of a car crash. Over the last 35 years, more than 10,000 children were saved in a crash by using car seats.
All children under 13 should be buckled in the back seat. Kids under two should be in rear-facing car seats and those five and under should be in forward facing car seats.
Between ages 8 and 12, booster seats are recommended until seat belts fit properly.
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