43% of Children Who Died From Car Crashes Were Improperly Restrained
43% of children who were in a car crash where someone died were not buckled in properly or were not wearing a seat belt at all.
And child fatality rates in deadly car crashes vary widely by state.
The results add evidence to the argument that state regulations and public information tactics can affect motor vehicle safety for kids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has noted that, for example, seat belt use across all age groups is higher in states with more stringent seat belt enforcement laws.