Child Passenger Safety Week
Child Passenger Safety Week, observed in September, educates the public about children's motor vehicle safety. Children are our future, and it’s up to us to keep them safe. Every 33 seconds, one child under 13 is involved in a crash. To help make sure our children live long lives, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is sponsoring Child Passenger Safety Week.
Child Passenger Safety Week reminds the public that motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children in the United States. On average in 2014, nearly two children under 13 were killed and 308 were injured every day while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, and vans. To help combat this serious issue, we must work together to spread the word about child passenger safety and the life-saving importance of correct car seat selection, installation, and use.
To learn more, visit safercar.gov/therightseat to access car seat safety tips, information, and instructional videos.