Proper use of child safety seats

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Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death in children one to 14 years of age. Used correctly, child safety seats significantly reduce child morbidity and mortality. Although many parents know child safety seats are important, more than 80 percent of seats are misused. Increased education of parents regarding proper use of child safety seats can protect children from potentially fatal crash forces. Parents may also be educated about community resources and the several types of child safety seats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2085-2090
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2002


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