Proper car seat use not being implemented by US parents, study finds
Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children sit in the back of the car until age 13 and that infants up to 2 years of age should be in rear-facing car seats? A recent study shows that a frighteningly small percent of children are being placed in age-appropriate safety restraints.
In the United States, car accidents represent the highest cause of death for children above the age of 3 and are responsible for over 140,000 children's visits to the emergency room each year.
Despite this, new research published in the September issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has revealed that only a small percentage of children in the U.S. are using age-appropriate safety restraints and many children are seated in the front seat and exposed to risk.
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