Tips for Child Passenger Safety
By roadandtravel on December 10, 2008
Safety is important for everyone of the road, and protecting child
passengers is a major concern for parents. Keeping kids safely secured
in a vehicle can mean the difference between life and death or serious
injury in a car accident. Here are a few tips for child passenger
- From birth to at least one year old and at least 20 pounds,
children should be secured in the back seat in a rear-facing infant
- Children between the ages of one to about age four and 20-40 pounds
should be secured in the back seat in a forward-facing toddler seat.
- Kids between the ages of four and eight or 40-80 pounds – unless
4’9” – should be properly restrained in the back seat in
belt-positioning booster seats.
- Many child passenger safety seats are not used correctly. Having
your child's safety seat inspected will give you the piece of mind that
your child is safe while in the car.
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