Child Passenger Safety Week | Robyns.World

Today is National Seat Check Saturday (September 23) as part of Child Passenger Safety Week. The purpose of this day, and week, is to remind those of us with children in our family (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) that many deaths and injuries of children can be prevented by proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. This week’s infographic provides a lot of useful and important information about car seat safety.

Things have changed quite a lot over the years to keep our kids safer. When I was young (I was born in 1970) I don’t ever remember wearing a seat belt. Actually I remember laying up in the back window deck often, hanging out the very back of the station wagon, and riding around in the bed of trucks with no restraints. Yes, I survived and so did most of us, but the kids who did get injured or killed led to the ever growing changes and improvements on keeping kids safe as passengers. Even when my own son was young we had a car seat, but we got rid of it when he was probably about four years old. Becoming a grandmother last year I had to learn a whole new way to keep the twin grandchildren safe in my car. Campaigns like this help me remember to make sure I am up to date on the latest safety information.

One of the biggest changes to child passenger safety is how long kids should be in a car seat or booster seat. Watch this quick video and see how long kids should remain in different types of safety seats – it goes all the way up to age 13!

On National Seat Check Saturday you can have your car seat checked at a Car Seat Inspection Station. Even if you cannot make it to an event be sure to check out the extra safety information about child passenger safety and car seats at nhtsa.gov/carseat

Child Car Seat Safety Tips Infographic

Were you aware at all of the changes and new guidelines for child passenger safety, car seats and booster seats? Are you sure your safety items are installed and being used correctly?

Robyn