Still having trouble buckling down on buckling up? Here’s new proof that seatbelts equal safety. The national safety council reports that wearing a seat belt can reduce the risk of crash injuries by fifty percent. And for kids in the back seat, the risk is reduced by over seventy percent.
This should be jarring news for adults in general and parents in particular. Wear your safety belts, and insist that your children buckle up. Hug your child with their safety harness.
A simple click can save your and your child’s life.
Here are some of my other blogs on the topic:
- CDC releases report on teenage health behaviors
- Parents: Children younger than age 13 should ride in back seat of your car
- Parents: Use booster seat in the car until your child is 4 feet 9 inches tall
- The Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine – Part 9 – Automobile Safety Devices
BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.
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