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Is Your child in the Right Seat?

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old in the United States. The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way.

There are so many car seat types and models, how do you know which one is right for your child? The right car seat or booster fits your child and your car, and is one you will use correctly every time you travel. Not only will your child ride as safely as possible, you will be establishing the foundation for a lifelong habit of seat belt use every time your child travels.

Let us help you make better-informed choices when choosing and using a car seat.

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NHTSA recently launched a new web site, PARENTS CENTRAL, a one-stop shop with tools and resources for keeping our kids safe in and around cars:

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U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
1-800-424-9153 (TTY)