As a parent, you do everything in your power to keep your children safe. That includes taking precautions like removing potentially dangerous objects from your home, being careful about the toys and food you buy for them, and making sure they’re always in the company of trusted family members and friends.
But one risk factor that should never be overlooked is car accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 663 children 12 years old or younger were killed in car accidents in 2015, and more than 120,000 were injured in 2014. In fact, auto accidents are the leading cause of death for children.