Study: Car crashes are the number 1 killer of children in the U.S.

August 8, 2012 2:00:27 PM PDT
A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine says car crashes are the number one killer of children in the U.S. between the ages of one to 12.

The study finds increased danger for young passengers because they are not properly secured.

The most common safety lapses include: Children not kept in rear facing seats after age one, few children in a booster seat after age seven, and many over age six, are allowed to ride in the front seat.

For more information on car seat safety guidelines you can visit the American Academy of Pediatrics.