Study: 81% of child restraints for vehicles used incorrectly

Show your children a little restraint when you take to the road this year. Motor vehicle crashes remain the No. 1 cause of accidental injury-related deaths among children ages 14 and under. Yet, studies reveal proper use of car seats and safety belts can reduce child passengers' deaths and injuries by as much as 60 percent.
Matt_Roche
Jul 24, 2010

Show your children a little restraint when you take to the road this year.

Motor vehicle crashes remain the No. 1 cause of accidental injury-related deaths among children ages 14 and under. Yet, studies reveal proper use of car seats and safety belts can reduce child passengers' deaths and injuries by as much as 60 percent.

"Parents are doing a great job securing their toddlers, but not enough 4- to 8-year-olds are being properly restrained," said Lisa Pardi, a registered nurse and injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children's Hospital. "Only 10 to 20 percent of kids in this age group are using the proper combination of booster seats and safety belts."

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