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  • In 2010, more than1200 children below the age of 14 died in car accidents. 1 child every 3 hoursIn that same year, approximately171,000 children suered injuries. 19 children every hour

    Did you know?

    Over the course of one year, as many as 618,000 children below the age of 12 ride in a car without using a seatbelt or booster seat.

    What can YOU do?

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    n66%of the children who were killed in car accidents were being driven by adrunk driver.

    According to one study, 72% of children were found to be sitting in boosters or car seats that were improperly

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    How can you ENSURE the safety of YOUR child?

    CHILD SAFETY CARIN THE

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    Children (ages 4-8) have a 45% lower chance of seriousinjury if they are properly seated in a booster.

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    6.Can you please add a bit more space between the sections of stars 1, 2, and 3? It seems a bit squished.

    7. Also, the section of "Over the course of one year..." can we add a bit more of the red frame under the second line?

    Ellinoa, what do you think?

    Fran, do you want to add anything?

    Thanks again,

    Sitting in a car seat or booster reduces the chances of death:

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    For toddlers (ages 1-4) by 54%

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    Sources: Center for Disease Control (CDC)

    CAR SEAT GUIDELINES

    0-2 Rear-facing car seat until maximum height or weight is reached (check manual).

    2-5 Forward-facing car seat until maximum height or weight is reached (check manual).

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    5-9 Booster until child is 57 inches tall.years

    Get in the habit of checking the backseat before starting the ignition to check that all passengers are safely buckled.

    Check with a local agency that you have installed your car seat or booster properly.

    Monitor your childs height and weight to ensure that the appropriate car seat or booster is being used.