Car Seat Safety Facts and Resources

Below are some quick facts when it comes to your child and their safety in your vehicle:

• Remember your child should always ride in the back seat, they are safer there.

• Correctly used car seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71%.

• 73% of car seats are not used correctly.

• Children in booster seats and in the back seat are 45% less likely to be injured in a crash vs. those in just a seat belt.

• If your child out grows one of the car seats’ manufactured height and weight limits but they are not ready to transition to a different style car seat look for the same style car seat that has larger manufacture height and weight limits.

• Rear facing car seats are the safest place for your child as they protect their head, neck, and spine. Keep them there as long as possible according to manufacturing limits.

• Always use the instructions to install your car seat.

 

For more information visit:

O Think First 318-226-0066; http://www.thinkfirstlouisiana.org

O http://www.safercar.gov/parents/RightFit.htm

O http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=88231

O http://csftl.org/

O http://www.nhtsa.gov/

O http://www.safekids.org/safetytips

O http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/on-the-go/Pages/Car-Safety-Seats-Information-for-Families.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

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