Two Children Survive Fatal Rollover Crash Because of their Child Seats

A woman in Maine was killed when she drove off the road and her vehicle rolled over.  Two children survived the horrendous crash despite the car not being found for more than 18 hours, and their survival is being put down to them being correctly fastened in their child seats — something that is often not done properly by too many parents.

Photo of pre-installed child seats in a Tesla car.
Some well-equipped new cars come with special child seats already fitted, such as this Tesla Model S, but most do not. Getting expert help with fitting child seats is commonly both free and easy in all states. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Correctly fitting child seats is critical.  Many parents don’t do it properly but are dangerously confident that they’ve got it right.

Video report: Mom dies, car seats save Maine toddlers in rollover crash

 

Astonishingly, the USA Does Not Meet the Basic Road Safety Standards of the W.H.O.

While it is something one might reasonably expect only in relation to poorer, “third-world” countries, the United States of America fails to do well in any of the legislative requirements to achieve basic standards of road safety, as outlined in the most-recent edition of the Global Status Report on Road Safety, by the World Health Organisation [WHO].

W.H.O. Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015 - Front Cover
W.H.O. Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015 – Front Cover
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