Each year, thousands of children are tragically injured or killed in automobile accidents. In fact, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 through 13.
As part of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 16-22), communities nationwide will have certified technicians available to provide hands-on child safety seat inspections and advice — for free! National Seat Check Saturday will be held on September 22. To locate an inspection station near you on Saturday and throughout the year, go to http://www.nhtsa.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm.
Here is a handy web site with instructional videos, informational flyers, and links to product ratings and recall lists!
Are you having trouble choosing the right seat or position for your child/infant? Here is a helpful guide. If ever you have questions, please contact The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Have a question or want to learn more? The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be answering child passenger safety questions from the Twitter handle [@NHTSAgov] on Wednesday, September 19 at 2pm ET. Car seat safety experts will be available to answer questions on car seats and how to safe travel with children of all ages. Just follow the hashtag #TheRightSeat to join the chat.
Here is a cute video that shows that parents who really know it all, know for sure their child is in the right car seat.