Latino children have the highest death rate in car accidents in the United States.
Latinos violate more security measures
Latino children have the highest death rate in car accidents in the United States, because their parents fail to comply with mandatory security, according to a study released here.
46 percent of Hispanic children who died in auto accidents between 2009 and 2010 had no special seat or riding without a seat belt, according to “Vital Signs” report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The report noted that adults care for Hispanic children are least seen the law that requires the use of a booster seat and seat belt for children under eight, although in some states the mandatory age of six years.
In contrast, only 26 percent of deaths in road accidents between white children and 45 percent among African Americans were due to the absence of these measures.
“No child should die in a car crash not go in a car seat or not having a seat belt properly. However, unfortunately, it happens hundreds of times a year in the United States, “said CDC Director, Tom Frieden.
According to the study, nine thousand U.S. children under age 12 killed in crashes between 2002 and 2011, although infant mortality in traffic accidents dropped 43 percent in that period.
“Parents and caregivers who have insurance to keep an important role in the car,” said the doctor meanwhile Daniel Sosin, Acting Director of the National Center for Disease Prevention and Injury Control, CDC.
The report cited an independent study, which showed that in the five states which increased to seven or eight years old to use the required safety seats or higher, use tripled, while deaths and serious injuries fell by 17 percent.
In the United States, children from birth to two years should ride in a safety seat looking back, and from that age the booster seat must face forward.
The CDC analyzed data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to determine the amount and rate of car occupant deaths, and the rate of infant death.