A recent study in the journal, Pediatrics, led many Americans to believe children are not safer in SUV’s than smaller cars because of the chance of rollovers.  But according to an article by the McClatchy Newspapers, that study only looked at general risk of injury, while a study of fatal crashes by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that in many cases, children are twice as likely to be killed in a car than in an SUV.  According to the NHTSA report, young children who were properly restrained died in 7 percent of multi-vehicle fatal crashes if they were in SUVs, compared with 18 percent if they were in passenger cars. With a dramatically lower fatality rate in SUVs, this is quite a U-Turn on child safety.

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