Car Safety

Infants

If my child is under age 1:

  • She always rides in the back seat and never in front of an air bag.
  • She always rides in a car seat made for infants.
  • She faces the back of the car in her car seat.
  • Her seat is buckled tight in the car and doesn’t move an inch when I pull it.
  • She is securely strapped in and I can only fit one finger under the strap.

Toddlers

If my child is over age 1 AND between 20 – 40 pounds:

  • He always rides in the back seat.
  • He always rides in a car seat made for her age and weight.
  • His car seat is buckled tight in the car and doesn’t move an inch when I pull it.
  • He is securely strapped in and I can only fit one finger under the strap.

Young Kids

If my child is under age 8 AND over 40 pounds:

  • She always rides in the back seat.
  • She always rides in a booster seat.
  • I have shoulder belts in the back seat of my car.
  • The seat belt is tight, comfortable and flat on my child.
  • The lower seat belt is on my child’s hips, not her stomach.
  • The upper seat belt is on my child’s shoulder, not her neck.

Older Kids

If my child is 8 years old or older:

  • He always rides in the back seat.
  • He always uses a seat belt.
  • I have shoulder belts in the back seat of my car.
  • The seat belt is tight, comfortable and flat on my child.
  • The lower seat belt is on my child’s hips, not his stomach.
  • The upper seat belt is on my child’s shoulder, not his neck, under his arm or behind him.

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