SOURCE The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A stunning statistic is that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children. And, for every fatality caused by a motor vehicle crash, about 400 more children are treated for car accident related injuries. In recognition of the upcoming Child Passenger Safety Week, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG) offers safety tips for using child restraint systems properly.
"Proper use of car and booster seats have been proven to save lives and reduce the number of injuries in car crashes," said Mark R. Desrochers, president, personal lines insurance at The Hanover. "But, child restraint systems often are used incorrectly, and in many cases are misused in a way that could actually increase a child's risk of injury or death during a crash. We believe that proactive education on proper usage of car seats for children will help save lives and reduce injuries."
To help keep your children safe when travelling in a car, the following safety tips are recommended:
Car Seat Safety
Booster Seat Safety
General Car Safety
For more information on how to keep your children safe in car seats, please talk to your local independent agent and view our Infographic at www.hanover.com.
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The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., based in Worcester, Mass., is one of the top 25 property and casualty insurers in the United States. For more than 160 years, The Hanover has provided a wide range of property and casualty products and services to businesses, individuals, and families. The Hanover distributes its products through a select group of agents and brokers. Through its international member company, Chaucer, The Hanover also underwrites business at Lloyd's of London in several major insurance and reinsurance classes including political risk, marine, aviation and energy. For more information, please visit hanover.com.
The recommendation(s), advice and contents of this material are provided for informational purposes only and do not purport to address every possible legal obligation, hazard, code violation, loss potential or exception to good practice. The Hanover Insurance Company and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("The Hanover") specifically disclaim any warranty or representation that acceptance of any recommendations or advice contained herein will make any premises, property or operation safe or in compliance with any law or regulation. Under no circumstances should this material or your acceptance of any recommendations or advice contained herein be construed as establishing the existence or availability of any insurance coverage with The Hanover. By providing this information to you, The Hanover does not assume (and specifically disclaims) any duty, undertaking or responsibility to you. The decision to accept or implement any recommendation(s) or advice contained in this material must be made by you.
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