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The Dangers of Parked Cars

Many parents are unaware of the dangers lurking around parked cars. In 2002, (according to Kids N Cars), there were 312 reported cases of injuries and 113 deaths. Statistics show that one child is run over at least every day in America (per Kids and Cars). By learning what the dangers are and taking preventative methods, you can keep your kids safe around cars.

On this page: The Dangers of Parked Cars

What Can Happen in a Split Second:

Children should never be left unattended inside or around vehicles - not even for a minute. Children are fast and injuries/death can happen in a split second. Vehicles are not toys. Listed below are the more common risks:


Listed below are some steps you can take to insure your child does not fall victim to the above risks:

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Important: The information on this site is intended for educational purposes.  Reading and/or following the information on this site will not guarantee that you are using your child restraint properly.  Please visit a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.  In as little as 20 to 30 minutes, you will know for sure that your child is as protected as he or she can be.

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