Could it be that we only concentrate on the prevention of the more usual accidents?
According the study, Panorama of child safety in the car, carried out by the MAPFRE FOUNDATION in 2012, it is the principal cause of death in Spain of children between 0 and 14 years, the cause of 33% of deaths, an increase of 25% on 2011. Following is suffocation (23%) and falls (7%).
These figure reveal the true impact of road accidents and demonstrate that we must concentrate our energy on education to prevent these accidents. Often it’s easy for parents to find information on how to prevent accidents that don’t actually carry as much risk. It is rare that we review the obligatory knowledge and requirements for the safe transport of children.
To this end, the MAPFRE FOUNDATION hopes to generate a greater awareness of the importance of child road safety. We recommend that parents ensure that they are well informed as to the different processes and equipment required before driving with a child in the car. In this way we hope to achieve a reduction what is still the principal cause of external child mortality and so reduce the total number of deaths of children under 14.