We all want to do what is best for our children and protect them from any possible harm. As good parents, we do what we can to protect them in case of a car accident by placing them in an infant/child safety seat. But, are we getting all the information to make the right decision?
According a study released in the February issue of the American Journal of Public Health, car accidents are the leading cause of accidental injury or death of children older than one year with more than 500 children under the age of three dying in motor vehicle crashes in 2005. But, the odds of survival increase dramatically, by seventy-five percent, if they were in a child safety seat. The survival rate for older children also improves with a sixty percent increase. So, there’s no doubt child safety seats increase a child’s chance of survival in a motor vehicle accident.
But those child safety seats may not be as safe as we thought.