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Fewer children killed in motor vehicle crashes

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The government says automobile crashes remain the leading cause of death for kids ages 3 to 14.

 

The Transportation Department says 1,314 children ages 14 and under were killed on the highway in 2009, which is down about a 3 percent decline compared with the 1,350 child deaths in 2008.

Government officials recommend car seats for children up to 40 pounds and booster seats for children over 40 pounds until they are 8 years old. Kids should ride in the back seat until age 13.

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