CHOC Children's
SAFETY/INJURY PREVENT

Motor Vehicle Safety

For children between the ages 14 and under, unintentional injury-related deaths occur most often when riding in a car. According to the most recent statistics, among children ages 14 and under as occupants in motor vehicle crashes, 53 percent were not using safety restraints at the time of collision.

According to the National SAFE KIDS Campaign, children under age 4 who ride in motor vehicles unrestrained are twice as likely to die or suffer injuries in a car crash.

There are many injuries that may occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare provider. Listed in the directory below are some other considerations for motor vehicle safety, for which a brief overview has been provided.

If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the Safety and Injury Prevention Online Resources page in this Web site for an Internet/World Wide Web address that may contain additional information on that topic.

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It is important to remember the health information found on this website is for reference only not intended to replace the advice and guidance of your healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.

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