Accidents almost always occur without warning. As a result, it is important that all passengers traveling in motor vehicles are properly restrained at all times. Failure to utilize proper restraints can result in death or serious injury in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a powerful graphic illustrating that only three out of every 10 parents have installed a car seat that is correct for their child. Improper restraints can not only fail to shield infants and children from injury and death in the event of a crash, improper restraints can cause these devastating consequences.
Thankfully, the NHTSA has released some excellent tools designed to aid parents in finding the correct car seats for their babies and young children. When choosing a safety restraint seat for your child, it is critical to consider his or her age, height, weight and the kind of vehicle you will be placing the restraint into.