Spring Into Road Safety with Facts from MomJunction.com
STAY ALERT AND WATCH OUT FOR OTHERS!
Vulnerable road users like pedestrians, cyclists, and bikers account for around 50% of deaths due to road accidents.
ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HELMET!
Wearing a properly fitted, quality bicycle helmet reduces the chance of injury and death due to crash by around 40%.
WATCH YOUR SPEED!
Reducing or controlling the speed of your vehicle can reduce the chances of an injury during an accident.
INFANTS AND CHILDREN SHOULD BE SECURED!
According to the CDC, child and infant car seats can decrease the risk of serious injuries in children due to a car crash by around 70 to 80%. Also, WHO suggests that making child restraint mandatory in vehicles can decrease child deaths by about 60%.
WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT!
The chances of death by accident can be decreased by 51% with the proper use of seat belts.