For the purpose of this fact sheet, children are defined as 14 years old and younger. Motor vehicle traffic crashes are a leading killer of children. Of the 32,675 motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2014 in the United States, 1,070 (3%) were children 14 and younger.
Parents and caregivers struggle to comply with child passenger safety (CPS) recommendations, and frequently make mistakes when choosing and installing restraints. The objective of this project was to develop and test various methods of framing CPS recommendations, and to determine how to best communicate CPS information to parents/caregivers.
A Lanett mother is accused of causing the death of her 2-year-old daughter in a February traffic crash. Joy Antonette Brooks, 29, was indicted recently on a charge of manslaughter, court records show. Brooks was released from the Montgomery County Detention Facility after posting $20,000 bond on Dec. 13.
Choosing the right car seat is high on the list for any new parent, and every parent plans to leave the hospital with a newborn securely buckled up in a car seat. But as kids grow up, using a car seat or booster seat may feel more like an option rather than a requirement. By […]