National Child Passenger Safety Week

September 17, 2014

In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children, according to CDC statistics.

In 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 1,168 passenger vehicle occupants aged 0–14 years died as a result of a motor vehicle traffic crash.

During 1975–2012, child restraints saved an estimated 10,157 lives of children aged 0–4 years, the NHTSA reported. Seating position also contributes to child passenger safety.

For 2014, National Child Passenger Safety Week is September 14–20.

As part of the campaign, September 20 is designated as National Seat Check Saturday, when drivers with child passengers are encouraged to visit a child safety seat inspection station to have a certified technician inspect their car seat and give hands-on advice free of charge.

Additional information and an inspection station locator are available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at

Source: CDC

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