Every year, about 6 million auto accidents occur across the United States, resulting in some three million driver and passenger injuries annually. The unfortunate reality of car accident injuries is that two-thirds of the victims affected will be dealing with the physical toll for the rest of their lives.
When it comes to minors and child passengers, the deleterious effects of motor vehicle collisions are even greater. Despite significant advances in the fields of automotive safety and technology, automobiles continue to be the leading cause of death among adolescents in the U.S, and contribute to roughly 150,000 serious injuries. Still, parents can play an active and impactful role in the roadway safety of their children right from the start by instilling respect for the responsibilities and hazards that come with driving or riding in a car.
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