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43% Fewer Children Killed in Car Accidents, But Still Many Preventable

Reuters reports that while fewer US children are dying in car accidents, “one in three of the children who died in a car crash in 2011 was not using a seat belt or child safety seat, suggesting many more deaths could be prevented.” A study found that “of the children who died between 2009 to 2010, a much higher proportion of black and Hispanic children were not buckled, compared with white kids.” The CDC is encouraging use of seat-belts and for parents to “make sure their children use appropriate-sized car seats, booster seats and seat belts on every trip.”

Read the article published by Reuters.