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.....


CPSDarren - Admin
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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:-(

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