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Motor vehicle injuries are one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in children in the United States. The increased use of safety seats, booster seats, and seat belts have been extremely efficacious in reducing morbidity and mortality in this population. However, there is evidence suggesting that children ages 4 and older are less likely to be adequately secured in a car than younger children, and subsequently have worse outcomes in motor vehicle accidents. While there is copious information on car seat safety in infants and toddlers, parents often find themselves confused about the appropriate type of car safety mechanism for their old children. This project set out to create an informational resource about car seat safety in children ages 4 and above and distribute it to applicable families in Hinesburg family practice.
Hinesburg Family Practice
Car seat safety
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Taylor, Sasha, "Car Seat Safety in Children Ages 4 and Above" (2015). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 91.