Security website SafeWise.com has released their list of Safest and Most Dangerous States for Child Passenger Safety.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation between 2012 and 2016, 3,268 children under the age of 13 were killed while riding in vehicles. Car crashes are one of the leading causes of death in children. According to SafeWise, the majority of fatal car crashes are preventable.
The best way for parents to protect their child is to buckle them in safely for every car ride, follow child safety seat recommendations for each child’s age, height, and weight.
Researchers at looked through recent car crash data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and went through child seat safety laws from the Insurance Highway Safety Institute. Using the data, they determined which states had the lowest and highest child car crash fatalities.
New York along with New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island had child car crash fatality rates less than half of the U.S. average. Whereas, Mississippi, New Mexico, and North Dakota ranked high on the list with child fatality rates roughly twice as high as the U.S. average of 2.02 per 100,000.
New England was determined to be the safest Region for driving with a child in the car. You can read the full report on SafeWise.
If you’d like to find the right car seat for your child you can find more information and compare seats at: https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats?_ga=2.37821099.967020254.1537913500-926533160.1537913500#find-compare-seats