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Child Passenger Safety

Posted at 1:43 PM, Sep 20, 2018

September 23-29 is Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week.

Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of child deaths for ages 1-17 years (nationally and in TN).

The Tennessee rate of child motor vehicle-related deaths is consistently above the national rate (3.6 per 100,000 population in Tennessee vs. 3.2 nationally in 2015)

Dr. Charles Goodman of Saint Thomas Health, Child Passenger Safety Program Manager Angela Brown, and Dr. Michelle Fiscus from TN Department of Health join OpenLine.