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Keeping children safe from harm is everyone’s responsibility.

However, on average, 2 children under 13 were killed and 319 were injured every day in 2015 while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, and vans. Unfortunately, these numbers are significantly higher than they were in 2014, showing a 10-percent increase in fatalities and a four-percent increase in injuries. In fact, of the past five years of available data, 2015 was the deadliest for children under 13 riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, and vans. It is important, now more than ever, that we take action to ensure the safety of our children. 

Today, all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and all U.S. territories require the use of car seats for children traveling in motor vehicles. In 2015, of the 662 children 12 and younger who were killed in traffic crashes, nearly 1 in 3 were not in a car seat, booster seat, or seat belt. Of the estimated 116,000 children 12 and younger who were injured in crashes, 6,000 of them were unsecured. Many of these injuries could have been prevented had these children been buckled up in an appropriate car seat or seat belt. By working together, we can work toward eliminating these preventable deaths and injuries.

That is why we are committed to educating parents and caregivers about the best ways to keep kids safe while traveling in cars, no matter how short or long the trip. During Child Passenger Safety Week, car seat safety checks will be held across the country. I encourage all parents and caregivers to take advantage of this service to make sure their children are in the right car seats for their ages and sizes, and that the seats are installed correctly. To locate an inspection station in your area, visit www.nhtsa.gov/carseat.

La protección de los niños es responsabilidad de todos. Sin embargo, en promedio, cada día en 2015 murieron 2 niños menores de 13 años y 319 resultaron heridos viajando en autos, vehículos todo terreno (SUVs), camionetas y furgonetas. Desafortunadamente, estos números son significativamente más altos de los del 2015, mostrando un aumento de 10% en fatalidades y un aumento de 4% en lesiones. De hecho, de los últimos cinco años de datos disponibles, 2015 fue el más letal para niños menores de 13 años viajando en autos, SUVs, camionetas y furgonetas. Ahora más que nunca, es importante que tomemos medidas para garantizar la seguridad de nuestros hijos. 

Hoy en día, los 50 estados, el Distrito de Columbia y todos los territorios de EE.UU. requieren el uso de asientos de seguridad para niños que viajan en vehículos de motor. En 2015, de los 662 niños menores de 13 años que murieron en choques automovilísticos, casi 1 de cada 3 no estaba en un asiento de seguridad, asiento elevado (booster) o abrochado. De aproximadamente 116,000 niños menores de 13 años lesionados en choques, unos 6,000 de ellos no estaban asegurados. Muchas de estas lesiones hubieran evitado si estos niños hubieran estado en un asiento de seguridad apropiado o abrochados. Juntos podemos trabajar para eliminar estas lesiones y muertes prevenibles.

Es por esto que Villa Insurance Group se compromete a educar a los padres y cuidadores sobre las mejores formas de mantener a los niños seguros mientras viajan en autos, sin importar qué tan largo o corto sea el viaje. Durante la Semana de la Seguridad del Niño Pasajero, se realizarán inspecciones de seguridad de asientos de niños (car seats) en todo el país. Le insto a todos los padres y cuidadores a beneficiarse de este servicio para asegurarse de que sus niños estén sentados en los car seats correctos para sus edades y tamaño, y de que los asientos estén instalados correctamente. Para ubicar una estación de inspección en su área, visite www.nhtsa.gov/protegidos.

*Reprinted with permission from https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/child-safety/child-passenger-safety-week

Villa Insurance Group is a full service, independent agency representing multiple highly reputable insurance companies in order to tailor each customer's specific needs. We feature a wide array of personal insurance, including auto insurance, rv insurance, truck insurance, as well as business insurance, health and life insurance products. Our fundamentals ideals include providing quality insurance protection while saving customer's money. The product we offer our customer is peace of mind and our promise of protection supported by commitment of excellent service provided by an exceptional team. 

It is our goal to help you secure the proper coverage you need at the competitive price that you want. If you need your autos, home, recreational vehicle,business or commercial autos insured, we can help you get the protection and peace of mind you are looking for.

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