2003-09-19 / Community

Life-Saving Steps For Parents And Caregivers

Life-Saving Steps For Parents And Caregivers

Infants should ride in a rear-facing child safety seat that is correctly installed in a back seat.

Young children should ride in a back seat in a child safety seat or seat belt that is right for their age and size, and that is used correctly.

For correct use information, follow your vehicle owner’s manual and child safety seat instructions.

If it is absolutely necessary to transport children in a front seat, place the child in the front seat who will be the most securely restrained and sitting in the proper forward-facing position, with the seat pushed back as far as possible. A child in a forward-facing child safety seat with a harness may be the best choice because a child who is in a booster seat or using a regular seat belt can more easily move out of position and be at a greater risk of injuries from the air bag.


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