Tara Mello, an automotive journalist based in Huntsville, Alabama, saw that fatigue in parents at her daughter's school who were buckling in kindergartners without a booster. "They'd say, 'It's okay, I only live around the block,' or "It's okay, I've never been in a car accident." But Mello knows the numbers. Parents are so concerned about their children choking or falling off balconies, she said, but the top cause of death for children younger than 14 is motor vehicle accidents. "If you're worried about your kids dying, statistically the likelihood is that your kid is going to die in an auto accident."