Child Passenger Safety Tips

Did You Know?

  • Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children.
  • In 2018, approximately one-third (33%) of children under 13 killed in passenger vehicles were not restrained in car seats, booster seats, or seat belts. 
  • From 2014 to 2018, there were 1,158 “tweens” (8 to 12 years old) killed in passenger vehicles.  
  • Children should ride in the back seat until they are at least 13 years old.

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  1. Booster Seat
  2. Car Seat's History
  3. Check the Label
  4. Check Your Car Seat
  5. Choose the Right Direction
  6. Installation
  7. Toys

Time for a Booster Seat

Take the next step to a booster seat when you answer "yes" to any of these questions:

  • Does your child exceed the car seat’s height or weight limits?
  • Are your child’s shoulders above the car seat’s top harness slots?
  • Are the tops of your child’s ears above the top of the car seat?
  • If the car seat with a harness still fits and your child is within the weight and height limits, continue to use it until it is outgrown. It provides more protection than a booster seat or seat belt for a small child.