World health organization

10 facts on global road safety

A baby being strapped safely into a child car seat.
N. Di Tanno

Infant seats, child seats and booster seats can reduce child deaths by 54–80% in the event of a crash

More than half of all countries have implemented a law on child-restraint use in cars. Only 53 countries, representing 1.2 billion people, have a child restraint law that meets best practice. Best practice laws apply age,weight, orheight) restrictions on children sitting in the front seat, and make the national child restraint law based on age, height or weight.

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