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I often get calls from parents planning a big road trip, asking about the car seat laws in every state they plan to visit. Of course, I tell them all the specifics but before I hang up, I make sure to let them know about what might be the most important law of them all: The Law of Physics.
An object in motion (like a child in a moving car) stays in motion until acted upon by an outside force.
Why use a booster seat?
- Keep your growing passenger safe. A
About the Harness
- How it works. A properly-fitted 5-point harness gives the best possible protection for your child.
Time to Move to the Next Type of Car Seat?
- Don’t be in a rush. Use your current car seat until your child reaches the maximum weight or height limit listed on the label.
Despite progress over the years, there is one aspect of car seat safety that has seen no progress: top tether use. Tethers are used with forward-facing car seats that have a harness.
Safe Kids Worldwide and Chevrolet team up for Take Time to Tether public awareness campaign [Infographic]
Washington, D.C. – New research shows that more than half of forward-facing car seats are not used properly because of one misunderstood but essential step in installation: attaching the top tether. In fact, in a 2016 study of those who came to car seat checkup events, 64 percent of forward-facing car seats with harnesses were not attached using the tether.
For 20 years, Safe Kids Worldwide, General Motors and Chevrolet have partnered to protect children in and around cars.
Our new infographic shows how the top tether makes a difference during a car crash. The infographic explains what a tether is, why it is important and how to use it properly to keep kids safe while in the car.
In our latest Gary on the Street video, Gary talks to parents about an often misunderstood part of the car seat: the top tether.
Los niños hispanos tienen pocas probabilidades de estar bien sujetos cuando viajan en automóviles