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Updated 25 April 2013

Kids should buckle up too

Using a child's car seat correctly can mean the difference between life and death.

Road accidents are the biggest cause of death among South African children between the ages of four and 15. Using a child's car seat correctly can mean the difference between life and death.

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Always use a car seat, starting with your baby's first ride home from the hospital; help your child form a lifelong habit of buckling up; read the manufacturer's instructions and always keep them with the car seat; read your vehicle owner's manual for more information on how to install the car seat; put your child in the back seat – it is the safest place in the car because it is farthest away from a head-on crash (the most common type of crash); and children in rear-facing car seats should never be placed in a front seat equipped with an air bag.

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