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New research evaluates the impact of The Safe Kids Buckle Up Program™ inspection events on caregiver knowledge, skill and confidence in installing their child's car seat.
When Brooke Ice was 10 months old, she was in a terrible car crash. The car was totaled, her mom, Michele, was in a coma for three days, but Brooke, whose car seat had recently been checked by a certified child passenger safety technician, was unharmed.
In this video, you’ll see how Brooke has grown into an amazing young adult. She’s a firefighter, is training to be an EMT, and has dedicated her life to helping others.
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.
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.