Car accidents can cause both minor and major injury, and even death, to children riding as passengers. Of all accidental child deaths due to injury in the United States, over one-quarter of those occurs in vehicle collisions.
The tragedy is that these accidents are almost always preventable. Parents and those who drive with children as passengers should take all the risk factors into account and learn best practices in child passenger safety to prevent injury or fatality in the event of a car accident.
There are things drivers can do to mitigate the risk of car accidents (such as adhering to drink driving laws and general safe driving), and recommended proper child restraint.
To learn more about child passenger safety and how to prevent car accidents, check out the infographic below.