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Data confirming a reduction in road accidents during the summer

Data confirming a reduction in road accidents during the summer

11/11/2014

A hopeful figure that confirms the reduction in road deaths last summer: 4% less than the same period in 2013. Despite this reduction, our roads are the principal cause of child mortality; Of 223 killed in July and August, 8 were children under 14years. There were 39 deaths between children and adults in which they were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. If all of them had been wearing and adequate restraint system at least 20 lives could have been saved.
Therefore at the MAPFRE FOUNDATION we appeal to parents that it is their responsibility to take every precaution when travelling, especially with young children. We never tire of repeating, that whatever the journey you are making that adults must wear a seatbelt and that children always use a system of child restraint suitable for their age, weight and height: a child seat up to 135cms in height and after that a correctly adjusted adult seatbelt (should it not be possible to adjust it correctly the a booster seat should be used)
Although good news, the reduction in road traffic accidents achieved last summer is very positive, there are still too many accident victims. Really good news would be the elimination of fatal accidents in our country altogether.

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