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Description:This image shows a baby car seat photographed from a raised anterior viewpoint, thereby, revealing the seat’s interior details where an infant would be safely secured before embarking on any vehicular traveling.

Motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the United States. But many of these deaths can be prevented. Placing children in age- and size-appropriate car seats and booster seats reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than half.
"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."

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Debora Cartagena
Creation Date:2012
Photo Credit:Debora Cartagena
Links:CDC – Nat. Cntr. for Injury Prevention and Control, Div. of Unintentional Injury Prevention; Injury Prevention & Control: Motor Vehicle Safety; Child Passenger Safety
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Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Equipment and Supplies
Infant Equipment
Protective Devices
Seat Belts
Investigative Techniques
Epidemiologic Methods
Data Collection
Vital Statistics
Mortality
Infant Mortality
Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
Social Sciences
Sociology
Social Welfare
Child Welfare
Infant Welfare
Biological Sciences
Environment and Public Health
Public Health
Epidemiologic Measurements
Demography
Vital Statistics
Mortality
Infant Mortality
Epidemiologic Methods
Data Collection
Vital Statistics
Mortality
Infant Mortality
Health Occupations
Medicine
Psychiatry
Adolescent Psychiatry
Physiological Processes
Human Development
Adolescent Development
Child Development
Health Care
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services
Health Services
Child Care
Infant Care
Population Characteristics
Demography
Vital Statistics
Mortality
Infant Mortality
Information Science
Information Science
Data Collection
Vital Statistics
Mortality
Infant Mortality
Persons
Persons
Age Groups
Adolescent
Child
Child, Preschool
Infant
Psychiatry and Psychology
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
Behavior
Adolescent Behavior
Child Behavior
Infant Behavior
Child Rearing
Human Development
Adolescent Development
Child Development
Psychology, Social
Family
Family Relations
Parent-Child Relations
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities
Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry
Adolescent Psychiatry
Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
Technology and Food and Beverages
Technology, Industry, and Agriculture
Manufactured Materials
Protective Devices
Seat Belts
Transportation
Motor Vehicles
Automobiles
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