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Car Seat Safety for Kids

Useful Safety Sites

Check out these websites for trusted, up-to-date information on child passenger safety.

General information

Child safety seat and booster seat ratings

Air bags

American Academy of Pediatrics - Air Bag Safety


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Your state's laws


Sometimes a defect shows up after safety seats are sold in stores. When this occurs, manufacturers recall them. Check these websites to find out if your child safety seat has been recalled:


Safe Kids USA - Car Seats, Boosters and Seat Belt Safety

For your older child

Countdown2Drive - helps families build trust around a core reality of American life: the car

Seat belts

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Motor Vehicle Occupant Protection Facts

Underage drinking

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Hyperthermia, heat stroke, other non-crash related injury

Glossary of terms

Terms Related to Child Restraint Systems

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Four Key Safety Tips

  • Restrain your child on every trip, every time.
  • Keep your child in the back seat.
  • Use the best safety restraint for your child's size.
  • Use child safety seats and seat belts correctly.

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