What is the biggest threat to your child? The surprising answer
On a recent episode of Mad Men, Don Draper drives up to his ex-wife’s home to drop off his two children. They are sitting next to him side by side, unbelted, on the front bench seat of his 1960s Cadillac. The scene is dramatic to those of us who are parents of young children. We can all remember the days of riding unbelted with a feeling of supreme safety as our parents drove us around. The most likely way for a child under the age of 12 to die back then was in an automobile. The tragedy is that even with seat belt laws, better habits, and incredible advances in automotive technology, it hasn’t changed. The leading cause of death in children under 12 remains motor vehicle crashes.
Alive Today Due To Car Seats
In order to bring attention to the problem and to help parents to better understand how to protect their children in vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed a public service announcement (PSA) that will be provided via all forms of media. The PSA will focus on the importance of selecting the proper child safety seat for the child and proper installation and use of that seat. the PSA can be seen at this link. NHTSA has data that shows there are about 9,000 of us alive today due to the fact that we were saved by child safety seats between 1975 and 2008.