According to a study performed by Safe Kids Worldwide, one in four parents admitted to driving a vehicle without first making sure that their children were safely buckled in.
This info is based on a national online survey that quizzed 1,002 parents and caregivers of kids 10 and under, and was undertaken to help promote national child passenger safety week. Funding for the report comes out of a $2 million grant from the General Motors Foundation.
“As kids grow up, it can be easy to forget the importance of taking time to buckle up, especially on a quick or overnight trip,” said Mike Robinson, GM VP of sustainability and global affairs. “Unfortunately, exceptions can lead to tragedies. The research findings underscore the importance of remaining vigilant about buckling up throughout a child’s lifetime. There is no reason important enough to take the risk.”