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New survey finds how often parents are not buckling up kids in cars

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More parents are buckling their kids up compared to 25 years ago, but a new survey shows they are not doing it all the time. Car accidents are a leading cause of death among children.

The child advocacy group Safe Kids Worldwide surveyed more than 1,000 parents. One in four admitted to sometimes driving without buckling up their kids.

Michele Seifert said she never takes that chance with her 16-month old. "In that minutes of it being a short distance, there could be a really bad accident and your child could be really badly hurt, or worse than that, they could be killed."

In 2011 about 680 children under the age of 12 were killed in crashes. According to the study a third were riding without car seats or seat belts that could have saved their lives.

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