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  1. #1
    AngelaS
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    Question Is this statistic right?

    Yesterday in the drs. office I was reading the Feb 2003 issue of Parenting. There was a little blurb that said only 6% of kids that should be in booster seats actually are and that car accidents are the leading cause of death for kids over age 4. Is that true?? 6%??? Wow.....

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    CPSDarren - Admin SafeDad's Avatar
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    Sounds right-

    I don't know about the booster statistic, but boosters are BY FAR the largest area of non-use for all child restraints.

    Motor vehicle crashes are indeed the #1 cause of death for ages 1-34! That's according to the center for disease control. About half those deaths are from non-use of restraint systems. Many of the rest are from misuse:-(

    Some more links to statistics pages can be found on our new links page: http://www.car-safety.org/links2.html

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    The leading cause of death for 5-14 year olds is traffic crashes.

    In fatal crashes of 4-8 year olds it is reported that 21% were unrestraint.

    In 1999 only 63% of teh 4-8 year old age group were using booster

    For information see

    http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/inju...ategy_2002.pdf[URL]

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