Women Drivers Blog

Children’s Safety

February 25, 2010 / 

While one week in September each year is dedicated to National Child Passenger Safety Week, every day is vital to have children’s passenger safety top of mind.

Did You Know?

As a parent, it is your responsibility to know what type of seat your infant or child needs. Use resources on this page to assist you.

Here is an alarming statistic: motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among children ages 2 to 14. More children die in car crashes each year than to SIDS, cancer, pneumonia, fires and drowning – combined. Many deaths are completely unnecessary and are due to lack of adequate child car seats, installation, and use.

As a parent, it is your responsibility to know what type of seat your child needs  – and that depends on several things including your child’s size and weight, as well as what type of vehicle you own.

  • For specific FAQ’s about what child seat is right, legal and safe for your child, visit the American Academy of Pediatrics and read latest Guide for Child Safety Seats.  Be informed. It’s the law and it’s their life.
  • Visit the Child Passenger Safety site for videos, FAQ, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children), quizzes and the most updated information about what is required to keep your infants, toddlers and young children safe when on the road. 
  • The rear seat is the safest seat for children. Children 12 years and under are to ride buckled up in the back seat.