Fri. Oct 7th, 2022

REPORT SHOWS NEW MEXICO 2ND DEADLIEST FOR CAR CRASHES INVOLVING CHILDREN

NEW MEXICO (KSMX) – A report was recently released ranked states on the most car crash fatalities involving children throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. According to the report by safewise.com, New Mexico ranks 2nd in the nation on the list. Last year, during the Thanksgiving travel holiday, which continues through Monday, nationally, 341 people were killed on the roadways. The report shows that Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota, Iowa and South Dakota have child fatality rates roughly twice as high as the US average of 2.02 per 100,000 children. On average, 2 children between the ages of 0-13, are killed every day in car crashes around the nation, most of which are caused by improper seat belt or car seat use. Tips to ensure your kids safely travel this holiday season include, making sure they are buckled up and riding in the back seat, ensure their car seat is based on the correct height and weight for your child, and that it has been installed properly.

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