Visiting family is a high priority during the holiday season. Let’s be sure to remember that keeping our family members safe is the highest priority. A child safety seat or a booster seat must fit properly in order to provide maximum protection for a child in your car, and the seat must be properly installed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created a rating system and gives an “ease-of-use” ranking for many car safety devices for use by children. Learn more at the NHTSA’s website here.
Many law enforcement offices, medical centers, and fire departments are always being willing to verify proper installation of car seats. To find one in your area, click here and enter your zip code to find nearby car seat installation specialists.
If your car is in an accident, the NHTSA recommends replacement of the car safety seat with a very few exceptions. Learn more about replacing car seats after an accident here.