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OXON HILL, MD – As part of National Heatstroke Prevention Day, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) joined Safe Kids Worldwide in urging parents and caregivers to take proper precautions to prevent child heatstroke tragedies in hot vehicles. NHTSA also unveiled a new technical report to help manufacturers develop effective technology innovations to prevent the dozens of child heatstroke deaths that occur each year.
Once kids take their first steps, they can't wait to keep going. But when it comes to walking to the park or school along roads, it can be a challenge for kids to safely get to where they need to go.
This week marks the second annual United Nations Global Road Safety Week and an important opportunity to highlight how to keep kids safe on roads.
Did you know that the "zip" in "zipcode" means “zoning improvement plan” or that every day 200 billion M & Ms are sold in the United States?
The good thing is that we don't need to know those things.
But how about this: Did you know that the number one killer of kids in America is unintentional injury? Did you also know that in the United States, 9,000 kids die each year from preventable injuries like car crashes, falls, or poisoning?
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Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States. But correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent. Together we can change the news.
With the support of the General Motors Foundation, Safe Kids Worldwide surveyed 1,000 parents with children ages 4 to 10 to ask about how their child rides in a car and what leads them to use a booster seat or seat belt.
Children seated in booster seats in the back seat of the car are 45% less likely to be injured in a crash than children using a seat belt alone. If your preteens are still the right fit for a booster seat, here are few tips to consider:
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