Rough start to child passenger safety week

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New data shows more children are dying in car accidents.

(NBC News) Child Passenger Safety Week is underway, but the week that was supposed to celebrate the progress made in keeping kids safe in cars is starting off with some disappointing news.

There’s been a dramatic increase in the number of children dying in car crashes.

“Data from 2015 recently released indicated that there was a 10% increase in fatalities for children under the age of 13,” notes Kate Carr of

Safety experts can’t explain why.

Carr says it’s especially disappointing to hear after all the progress that’s been made in child safety restraints.

It also makes this week’s launch of the website, which helps parents select and install the proper seat for their child, that much more important.

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