China will launch a campaign by the end of this year to encourage parents to use child safety seats in cars, Bloomberg reported Monday. Almost three times as many children died in car accidents in China as the United States last year, even though it has fewer than half the number of vehicles, the report said. Only about one in 100 cars have the safety seats, which can cut deaths by 70 percent, according to the World Health Organization. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention will start China’s first national campaign to encourage the use of child seats at the end of this year, starting in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, the report said. It plans to hold talks at kindergartens and primary schools, conduct prenatal workshops at hospitals and work with doctors doing home visits to educate new parents on the benefits and correct use of the seats, it said.
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