Child Safety Tips
- Everybody needs a child safety seat, booster seat, or
- There must be one safety belt for each person. Buckling
two people, even children, into one belt could injure both.
- People who are not buckled up can be thrown from the car
or around inside the car, and seriously hurt themselves or others.
- Never hold a child on your lap! You could crush him/her
in a crash, or the child may be torn from your arms.
- Never ride in the cargo area of a station wagon, van, or
pickup! Anyone riding in the cargo area could be thrown out and severely
injured or killed.
- No one seat is 'best', The 'best' child safety seat is
the one that fits your child and can be installed correctly.
- Children age 12 and under should ride properly restrained
Size Car Seats
- 1 year old and up to 35 pounds should have a Infant-only (A) or
Rear-facing Convertible (B) seat
- 1 to 4 years old, and over 20 up to 40 pounds should have a Convertible or Forward-Facing Only seat
- 4-8 year old and over 40 pounds should have a Belt-positioning Booster Seat, backless (D) or high-back (C)
Walking & Biking Safely
- Always Supervise!
- Teach them how to cross the street, and always show by example.
- Make rules, no helmet no bike! That goes for the adult too!
- Keep children away from traffic, fenced yards, parks.
- A baby should be at least 1 year old before they ride along with mom or dad on a bike.
CPS Fact Sheet Provided by NHTSA
Information provided by National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration, 1/21/2006