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Motor vehicle crashes account for a vast majority of all fatal injuries in children and adolescents. Child safety seats have been shown to reduce mortality from motor vehicle crashes greatly; however, several studies have demonstrated that as many as 9 out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly. Given the evident reduction in mortality when using a child safety restraint appropriately, the goal of this project was to educate the community about proper car seat installation techniques and to provide additional resources for families interested in obtaining a car seat safety check within the county. An additional goal was to provide transparency and subsequently improve access to car seats for families who may not be able to obtain their own.
Nuvance Health Medical Practices - Primary Care Newtown
infant, child, car seat, injury prevention
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Sarkis, Alexandra, "Addressing Access and Installation of Appropriate Child Safety Seats within Fairfield County" (2022). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 900.