Would you let your child play on the
roof of a three story building?
What is the most dangerous thing that your child does on a daily basis?
I’m guessing that your child rides in a motor vehicle on a daily (or almost daily) basis!
Automobile crashes are the No. 1 killer of children ages 0 -14 in the United States, killing more children than all other diseases combined.
In a crash at 30 miles per hour, an unbelted child would hit the dashboard with as much force as a fall from a three-story building. llu-edu/lluch/safekids/
SPEND TWO MINUTES TO SAVE HIM/HER
FROM DEATH, PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE, EPILEPSY,
SPINAL CORD INJURIES AND OTHER TRAGEDIES!!!
Car crashes are the #1 preventable cause of death of children and young adults, as well as a major cause of permanent brain damage, epilepsy and spinal cord injuries. A sudden stop at 30 miles per hour could cause the same crushing force on your child’s brain and body as a fall from a three-story building. Fortunately, by buckling up children, we can prevent most of these deaths and serious injuries.
A car seat can only protect your child if you use it on every ride. You may be a very safe and careful driver, but you can’t be sure of the other drivers on the road. Many car crashes occur within two miles of home at speeds less than 30 miles per hour.
Consider this: The people in the car are traveling the same speed as the car, so if the car is traveling at 60 miles an hour, so are the passengers. Unrestrained passengers behave much like a bullet that is ready for anything to stop it. As difficult as it is to hear, we all ride in potential killing machines of steel and glass.
IT TAKES LESS THAN TWO MINUTES TO BUCKLE YOUR CHILD!!!
Protect your child from the most dangerous thing
that he/she does on a daily basis!
SAVE A CHILD – please share this with everyone you know!
- Child safety seats reduce the risk of death in passenger cars by 71% for infants and by 54% for children ages 1 to 4 years. (NHTSA)
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends booster seats for children until they are at least 8 years of age or 4’9″ tall.
- For children 4 to 7 years, booster seats reduce injury risk by 59% compared to safety belts alone. (Durbin)
- All children ages 12 and younger should ride in the back seat. This eliminates the injury risk of deployed front passenger-side airbags and places children in the safest part of the vehicle in the event of a crash. Overall, for children less than 16 years, riding in the back seat is associated with 40% reduction in the risk of serious injury.