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Keeping kids safe in the car

car seat safety tips

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.1 This sad statistic underscores how critical it is to take vital child car safety precautions. So what should you do?

Start with car seat safety

There are dozens of options for child car seats. Your selection should be influenced by your child’s age, weight and height. Take a look at these car seat safety tips from the NHTSA’s website Parents Central for help selecting a car or booster seat. Some key points: 

And remember, the guidelines often change as new research identifies better safety practices – so check back often.

Everyday car safety for kids

According to Kids and Cars, each year many children are left alone in vehicles. The potentially tragic consequences of this carelessness are staggering – kidnappings, heat stroke, accidentally setting the car in motion, injury from power accessories, getting trapped in the trunk and even fatal crashes have all occurred when a child was left alone in a vehicle. Accidents can even happen in your own garage or driveway. Never leave your child unattended inside a vehicle!

Some additional tips:

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

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