Statistics

Experts say that most child car seats are installed incorrectly. According to the latest research from National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), 99% of children under the age of one are restrained and 87% of children ages 1 thru age 8 are restrained. Although these children are restrained, 3 out of 4 child safety seats are used incorrectly, a survey by the agency showed. Jerry has spent many years installing car seats of various sizes and shapes and advising parents on how to keep children safe while they ride in cars. The cost to rehabilitate an injured child is far more expensive than training parents, caregivers and drivers how to secure children into car seats correctly.

According to the latest research from National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), 99% of children under the age of one are restrained and 87% of children ages 1 thru age 8 are restrained. Although these children are restrained, 3 out of 4 child safety seats are used incorrectly, a survey by the agency showed.

• Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 3 to 14 years of age

 

• During 2009 there were 33,808 traffic fatalities in the U.S.

 

• 1,314 (4%) were 14 and younger

 

• An average of 4 children age 14 and younger was killed and 490 were injured every day

in the U.S.

 

• In the 14 and younger age group, males accounted for 56 percent of the fatalities

 

• Head injuries were the most common injury in all age groups, with concussions and

unconsciousness being most common in infants under age 1 and skull fractures most common in older children.

 

• Liver and spleen injuries were common in all age groups, especially in children under 4,

but intestinal injuries were most frequent in children ages 4 to 7.

 

• Chest injuries were also typical, with rib fractures most common in infants under age 1,

and lung injuries most likely in children older than age 1.

 

• Spinal injuries were most common in infants under 1.

 

• Leg injuries occurred at similar rates in all groups

 

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