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COMMENTARY Rear-Facing Car Safety Seats: Getting the Message Right

By Marilyn J. Bull and Dennis R. Durbin


The authors have indicated they have no financial relationships relevant to this article to disclose. Information learned during medical training changes fre-quently with advances in nearly every field of medicine. Now we are asked to learn new advice to give parents and caregivers of infants and young children regarding the safest way for them to ride in a car. Child fatalities and injuries in motor vehicles have been significantly reduced since initiation of occupant-protection measures in the 1970s.1 The combined efforts of the counseling of primary medical care providers, the education and research provided by the National High-way Traffic Safety Administration, the car safety seat manufacturers, and many research facilities, and the support of child passenger safety advocates across the country have been largely responsible for these results. Many challenges remain as we strive to continue t

Year: 2015
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