Our next (winter 2010) issue will focus on car safety for
infants through teenagers.
New recommendations for booster seats and
rear-facing infant car seats will be discussed.
Discussion will also focus on teenagers, who
contribute to and suffer from the consequences of
motor vehicle collisions at a disproportionate
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of
death for 15 to 20 year olds.
In 2006, 3,490 drivers ages 15 to 20 were killed
and an additional 272,000 were injured in motor
Drivers between the ages 15 to 20 constitute 6.4
percent of all licensed drivers in the U.S., but
are involved in 12.9 percent of all fatal crashes.