CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY
Did You Know?
Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths to children in the United States.
Of those children ages 8 and under who died in vehicle crashes in 2014, 26 percent were not restrained by an age-appropriate device such as an infant seat, booster seat or seat belt.
Children should ride in a vehicle back seat until they are at least 13 years old.
Working For Change
One of the greatest achievements in child injury prevention has been in child passenger safety. Safe Kids hosts child restraint inspection events across the country. At these events, certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians teach families how to transport children correctly. They also help make sure everyone in a vehicle is buckled up on every ride. Most events are open to the public. You’ll find them in central locations such as General Motors dealerships, hospitals, community centers and shopping centers around the country.