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Working For Change
One of the greatest achievements in child injury prevention has been in child passenger safety. Safe Kids hosts child restraint inspection events across the country. At these events, child passenger safety technicians teach families how to transport children correctly. They also help make sure everyone in a vehicle is buckled up on every ride. Most events are open to the public. You’ll find them in central locations such as General Motors dealerships, hospitals, community centers and shopping centers.
Did You Know?
- Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among children ages 1 to 19.
- Children ages 2 to 5 who use safety belts prematurely are four times more likely to suffer a serious head injury in a crash than those in child safety seats or booster seats.
- Of those children ages 12 and under who died in vehicle crashes in 2011, 33 percent were unrestrained.
- Children should ride in the back seat until they are at least 13 years old.