A mom is pictured here transporting two kids in a passenger vehicle. All three are buckled up.In crash incidents, car seats and seat belts save lives.

In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates car seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants (younger than 1 year old) and by 54% for toddlers (1 to 4 years old) in passenger cars. Get free resources from NHTSA to help you answer questions and educate parents and caregivers:

Did you know? When adults buckle up, their children are more likely to buckle up, too.

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Back Seat Safety

In 2022, nearly 60% of back seat passengers killed in crashes were unbuckled, according to NHTSA.

  • Being buckled keeps you safe and secure inside a vehicle; being ejected in a crash can be deadly.
  • Buckle your seat belt on every trip and in all forms of transportation, including taxis, limousines and rideshare vehicles.