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Taxi exemption from safety seat laws increase vehicle collision risk for children

BALTIMORE — Daniel M. Fein, MD, from the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine of Children's Hospital at Montefiore and assistant professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, notes that despite parental awareness of motor vehicle safety laws regarding car safety seats, the majority of children riding in taxis were not properly restrained.

“Working at the Children’s Hospital of Montefiore in the Bronx, this issue is near and dear to my heart as a lot of our children seeking treatment arrive via taxi,” Fein told Infectious Diseases in Children. “It is not only that this puts them at risk in general, but taxis are how they are getting the hospital in the first place.”

BALTIMORE — Daniel M. Fein, MD, from the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine of Children's Hospital at Montefiore and assistant professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, notes that despite parental awareness of motor vehicle safety laws regarding car safety seats, the majority of children riding in taxis were not properly restrained.

“Working at the Children’s Hospital of Montefiore in the Bronx, this issue is near and dear to my heart as a lot of our children seeking treatment arrive via taxi,” Fein told Infectious Diseases in Children. “It is not only that this puts them at risk in general, but taxis are how they are getting the hospital in the first place.”

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