Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. But many of these deaths can be prevented. (CDC, 2020)
Nearly 32,000 children between the ages of 0-19 were killed as occupants of motor vehicles in the U.S. in the decade between 2009 to 2018.
Safety in and around a vehicle involves properly securing your child in their car seat. Buckle-up extends beyond seat belts. Another safety consideration is always being aware of where children are around your vehicle as well as others. You may be able to see your child near a car, but others may not be able to see what is in your sight.