Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children aged 14 and under…
There is no cargo more precious than our children, and child seat safety is our first point-of-call when making sure we’re keeping them safe. Using the correct car seat, (the correct way), can be a lifesaver so make sure your child is always strapped in an age and size-appropriate car seat or booster seat.
Arrive Alive notes that extensive research in the United States has been done on child seats and that South African parents can benefit from this valuable information.
“The leading role players in the world of Child Safety have been the US department of Transportation as well as the National SAFE KIDS Campaign. We would like to give recognition to these organisations for their inspiring efforts and for the information provided,” says Arrive Alive.
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Arrive Alive also notes that motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children aged 14 and under.
“Motor vehicle crashes are still taking children’s lives at an alarming rate. We know that correctly restraining them dramatically cuts their risk of injury and death,” said Dr. Martin Eichelberger, chief executive officer of the National SAFE KIDS Campaign in the USA. “No parent or caregiver wants a family vacation to end in a tragedy.”
Take a look at the infographic below to use as a guideline to using the right car seat, correctly:
Child safety seats and safety belts, when selected, installed and used correctly, can prevent injuries and save lives. According to Arrive Alive, families should practice the following safety tips on every ride:
Source: Arrive Alive