Motor Vehicle Safety Overview
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.
Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates
Identifying High-Risk Situations
Installing and Using Child Safety Seats and Booster Seats