Friday, April 13, 2012

NHTSA Launches New Site and Videos about Child Seat Safety

We have a new baby who is only 3 months. We went to a safety class months before having Lil Bit and learned about all the safety steps to take when putting a car seat in. Better safe then sorry. It had been 13 years since I had a car seat in my vehicle.

Are you correctly using the right car seat for your child’s age and size?

You may be surprised how many parents and caregivers think they are – but are not.

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 1 through 12 years old. Based on NHTSA crash data in 2010, on average, almost 2 children (age 12 and younger in a passenger vehicle) were killed and 325 children were injured each day. This fatality rate could be reduced by half if the correct child safety seats were always used.

To educate parents and caregivers about NHTSA’s car seat recommendations for children from birth through age 12, today NHTSA is launching a new Web site,, along with new public service announcements in partnership with the Ad Council. The new PSAs direct audiences to the Web Site, where parents and caregivers can find out if they have their children in the right car seats. The site also features important information on car seat use and installation such as: How-to videos, recall notifications, and NHTSA’s car seat ease-of-use ratings.

***Disclosure-No compensation was received. Informational post only.

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