Never leave your child unsupervised in a vehicle, even for a minute!
Until recently, the government did not track the number of children injured or killed in non-traffic related incidents, such as driveway backovers.
Planning a getaway with your kids? Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for all children. Protect your most precious cargo by following these easy tips from AAA:
A child should remain in a rear-facing seat as long as possible until they reach the upper weight or height limit allowed by the car seat manufacturer. Once your child outgrows a rear-facing infant seat, switch to a rear-facing convertible car seat with higher height and weight limits.
In early 2014, a final rulemaking from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revised weight-limit labeling for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)-installed car seats to include both the weight of the child and the car seat itself, for a combined maximum weight of 65lbs.