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Mon October 28, 2013
How to keep your child safe during car rides
We can talk all we want about safety regulations, about child safety seats, which designs work best and why we should have children safely restrained in a traveling vehicle.
But all of that talk is trumped by the sometimes harsh realities of what doctors see in an emergency room. It's the physicians who see what happens when parents are careless about following safety laws, or when the laws themselves are not enough to protect children.
In 2012, more than 2,500 children under age 11 were hurt, and 16 youngsters died in car crashes. And that toll hasn't changed since 2005, despite advances in automotive design and child safety seats.
Why is this happening?
Dr. Michelle Macy, with the University of Michigan CS Mott Children's Hospital, joined us today.
Listen to the full interview above.