Living Examples of Car Seat Safety

Occupant Protection

Car crashes are the second-leading cause of death for children under the age of 1 and the leading cause of death for kids and young adults from ages 1-24, according to the National Safety Council. Children need special protection in vehicles to keep them safe in the event of a crash. Parents are encouraged to devote time to learn how to properly use car seats, booster seats and seat belts:

Instructions

  • Read the manufacturer instructions for your car seat or booster seat, as well as for your vehicle
    • Ensure you are installing your child safety seat correctly in the vehicle
    • Ensure you are securing your child in the car seat, booster seat or seat belt correctly

Seat Selection

  • When choosing a car seat or booster seat, keep children in each phase of protection for as long as possible through the upper weight or height limits of your child safety seat
  • For more information about keeping children safe during travel, please visit our Resource Center

Meet with a Technician

Recalls

  • Register your car seat or booster seat with the manufacturer
    • This allows you to receive recall and safety notice information so your child can remain safe.
  • You’ve taken steps to protect your family by making sure everyone is properly restrained. Now check to see if your vehicle has any open recalls.
  •  Takata recall spotlight: Tens of millions of vehicles with Takata air bags are under recall and pose a very serious threat to safety. Is your vehicle one of them?

Installation Videos

Rear-Facing

Forward-Facing

High-Back Booster Seat

Beyond Boosters