The leading cause of injury-related death in children ages 14 and younger right now is car crashes. Children who don’t have seatbelts on and aren’t in the required car seats are more likely to be injured, suffer severe injuries and die in car crashes. When child safety seats and seatbelts are used in the way they should, children can be saved, and injuries can be prevented.
Here are some simple safety tips that can help save lives:
Always strap in. Regardless of how short the trip is.
Make sure all children under 12 years-old are strapped up in a back seat – This is generally the safest place for a child to ride. Airbags can assist in saving lives, but children riding in the front seat can be injured and killed in an airbag is deployed, even with advanced airbags or no airbags, the backseat is the safest.