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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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    Jan 2003

    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:

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    CPST Instructor
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    Jan 2002
    NE Illinois
    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

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