More than two-thirds of fatally injured children were killed while riding with a drinking driver.4
How can injuries to children in motor vehicles be prevented?
1.Child safety seats reduce the risk of death in passenger cars by 71% for infants, and by 54% for toddlers ages 1 to 4 years.2
2.Booster seats reduce the risk for serious injury by 45% for children ages 4 to 8 years.7
3.Child passengers should never be seated in front of an airbag. Airbags can injure or kill children in a crash that might otherwise have been survivable.