The backseat is the most safety seat for the children

A new study emphasizes what every parent must know: children are safer in &to=http:// ' target=_blank>car crashes when they sit in the backseat and are less likely to be injured when safety seats and seat belts are used.

Researchers say the combination of sitting in the backseat and using safety restraints would have prevented more than 1,000 of the 3,665 serious injuries to children under age 16 in the crashes, although the study did not say when those crashes occurred.

The study also notes that almost a third of the nearly 1,800 children who died in car crashes in 2003 were riding in the front seat and more than half weren't restrained.

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