Traffic collisions are the most common killer of children between the ages of one and 12 years old, according to accident statistics released by the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2010, an average of about two children were killed in traffic accidents on a daily basis, while another estimated 325 children sustained injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the rate at which children are killed in traffic collisions could be decreased by an estimated fifty percent if all children were secured in age and size appropriate car safety seats. To help this scenario become a reality, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an educational website designed to provide parents and other guardians of children 12 years of age or younger with information about choosing the proper car safety seats. The new website comes in conjunction with an Ad Council backed public service announcement campaign, informing parents of the proper way to determine if their car safety seat provides adequate protection for their child. The website will feature instructional installation videos and up to date recall notices.
As a personal injury attorney in Sacramento, I sincerely hope this campaign makes the roads safer for our youngest and most vulnerable passengers. If you or someone you care for has been injured in an automotive accident, please consider hiring a car accident lawyer in Sacramento.