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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

versión impresa ISSN 0325-0075


NAVARRO, Lucas David. What pediatricians should know about car seats?: Car safety seats. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2013, vol.111, n.3, pp.247-250. ISSN 0325-0075.

In Argentina more than 7,000 people die each year due to traffic injuries. It is an endemic disease, a serious public health problem. There are evidence-based recommendations about how children should ride safety in cars; children through 8 years or 4 feet 9 inches cannot be fastened by the seat belt so they should ride in a child restraint system. These devices significantly reduce the chances of suffering serious injuries and fatalities. Although in our country the use of car safety seats is not yet legislated nor compulsory, pediatricians should recommend parents how and why to use them.

Palabras clave : Injury; Traffic; Car safety seats.

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