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Car Seat Safety for Children

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Getting the right car seat, installing it properly and using it in the right way is the best way to keep your children safe in the car. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car crashes are the number one killer of children 1 to 12 years old in the United States, so using the right car seat to increase child car safety is critical.

How do you choose the right car safety seat? Seemingly there are dozens of options – and your selection should be influenced by your child’s age, weight and height. Take a look at these tips from Parents Central, a website from the NHTSA, when selecting a car or booster seat:

To learn more about the different types of child car safety seats available and the latest guidelines for age, height and weight, visit Parents Central.

Avoiding accidents with kids in the car

According to Kids and Cars, each year a large number of children are left alone in vehicles.  Most people underestimate the potential consequences. Risks to a child's safety including kidnapping, heat stroke, setting a vehicle in motion, injury from power accessories, getting trapped in the trunk and even fatal car crashes.

Accidents can happen right in your own garage or driveway. Kids and Cars offers the following tips to ensure child safety and help prevent accidents in or around vehicles.

Everyday car safety and children

For more information on car safety for kids, visit the Kids and Cars website.

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