"In 2009, 1,314 children ages 14 years and younger died in motor vehicle crashes, and approximately 179,000 were injured. But parents and caregivers can make a lifesaving difference."
"Whenever you're on the road, make sure your child passengers are buckled into appropriate safety seats. The safest place for children of any age to ride is properly restrained in the back seat. Data show that:
- In 2008, restraint use saved the lives of 244 children ages 4 and younger. Child safety seats reduce the risk of death in car crashes by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers ages one to four.
- For children ages 4 to 7, booster seats reduce injury risk by 59% compared to safety belts alone."
"Children ages 12 and younger should always be buckled up and seated in the rear seat of vehicles. Infants in rear- facing car seats should never ride in the front seat of vehicles with airbags."