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Notice to Readers: National Child Passenger Safety Week -- February 13-19, 2000

In 1998, 1772 children aged less than 15 years were killed and 274,000 were injured while riding in motor vehicles in the United States (1). National Child Passenger Safety Week, February 13-19, 2000, will highlight efforts to improve the safety of children riding in motor vehicles, especially the importance of booster seats for proper restraint of children aged 4-8 years who have outgrown their forward-facing safety seat (2).

Information about National Child Passenger Safety Week activities and child passenger safety is available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Office of Communications and Outreach, 400 Seventh St., SW, NTS-21, Washington, DC 20590, fax (202) 493-2062, or NHTSA World-Wide Web site*; and at CDC's site,


  1. US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Children: traffic safety facts 1998. Washington, DC: US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1999.
  2. CDC. National Child Passenger Safety Week--February 14-20, 1999. MMWR 1999;48:83-4.

* References to sites of non-CDC organizations on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites.

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