The leading cause of death for children ages 1-13 are car crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More than 1/3 of children that were killed in car accidents in 2011 were not wearing seatbelts, according to the NHTSA. Car seats reduce the risk of death in cars by 54% for toddlers and 71% for infants. They reduce the risk by 58% for infants and 59% for toddlers in pickups and vans. All these statistics are also according to the NHTSA. Be sure that your car seats are properly installed by visiting a Child Car Seat Inspector Station.
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