Child Restraint Systems Save Lives
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children in the United States. In 2002, 1,543 U.S. children ages 14 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes and approximately 227,000 were injured. Thatís an average of 4 deaths and more than 622 injuries each day.
Above information from a National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Of children ages 14 years and younger who were fatally injured in 2002, 50% were completely unrestrained (NHTSA 2003).
Most of these injuries could have been prevented. Placing children in age-appropriate restraint systems reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than half (NHTSA 2003).