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Are Your Kids Buckled Up On Board?



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ANCHOR LEAD: Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death to children and a new survey has discovered some alarming information from behind the wheel. Brian Osuch has more. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I’m Brian Osuch. The “Buckle Up: Every Ride, Every Time” study is out from Safe Kids Worldwide with support from the GM Foundation and finds some startling statistics regarding child passenger safety. Safe Kids’ Kate Carr… CUT: (Carr) We interviewed over a thousand parents with children under the age of ten; one in four parents admitted, that on occasion, they drive with their child not buckled up. SCRIPT: Twenty-one percent of parents said it was acceptable to drive with their children unrestrained if they’re not driving long distances. CUT: (Carr) Parents are inclined to take a few risks, whether it’s on a short ride or they’re driving overnight, or parents are rushing and they don’t want to take the time. We know that these are the circumstances that cause parents to take that risk. SCRIPT: And how can parents help ensure their child’s safety when traveling by automobile? CUT: (Carr) You want to make sure you have the right seat in the right place in the right direction. And you also want to know about the inch test or the pinch test. SCRIPT: For these tips and to find a car seat event near you, log onto Safe-Kids-dot-org. That’s Newsbreak from General Motors.
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