September 18-24 is Child Passenger Safety Week, and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging the importance of proper car seat and seat belt usage and how it can save your child’s life.
In an effort to increase awareness of correct car seat usage, the NHTSA says hundreds of safety events are being held this week across the country. Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be available to make sure car seats are properly installed and to educate parents and caregivers about how to register their car seat in case of a recall, says the NHTSA.
A child’s size and age helps determine what kind of car seat is appropriate. Parents can find out how to pick the right car seat by visiting the NHTSA’s car seat safety website.
The NHTSA says the safety of future generations is at risk by not properly restraining children during car rides.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
New statistics were just released by the NHTSA about booster seat usage in 2015. Here are some key findings regarding booster seats and the safety they provide: