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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.
Every year during the month of September, Safe Kids coalition members host events across the country to help parents learn how to install and use their car seat correctly. These events are in celebration of National Child Passenger Safety Month, with the biggest focus being on Seat Check Saturday on September 29. The entire nation gets behind keeping kids safer in car seats, booster seats and seat belts.
Here is everything you need to know about what we’re doing this year for Child Passenger Safety Month.
New study shows that 80 percent of parents think car seat registration cards are important, but only 42 percent return the card.
Hispanic Children Less Likely to be Restrained While Riding in Cars
Did you hear? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that 56,000 Evenflo Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats are being recalled.
New Help for Parents to Protect Kids on the Move: The Ultimate Car Seat Guide
How to Ride Safely
- The back seat is the best. It is the safest place to ride for all children under age 13. Not all cars allow for a car seat in every place that has a seat belt.
About the Harness
- How it works. A properly-fitted 5-point harness gives the best possible protection for your child.
Is your child’s car seat registered?
Parents can register their new or currently used car seat, ensuring that they are promptly notif
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.