Vehicles pose a serious safety risk to babies and children, be it accidents that claim hundreds of young lives a year or hot-car deaths that kill an average of 38 kids a year. A child younger than 13 was involved in a car crash every 33 seconds in 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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We can lower these numbers with safe driving, the proper child-care restraints and general vigilance on the part of parents and caregivers. Click here for car seat safety resources from NHTSA and follow Cars.com’s Family section for more family news and safety tips.