Tips for Child Passenger Safety

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
safety:

  • 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
    seat.
  • 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.

For more information of Child Passenger Safety, and where to contact a safety seat inspector, read RTM's full article.

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