Child Passenger Safety
In today's highly mobile society, children travel more than ever. Sadly, this mobility comes at a staggering price. In 2009, more than 1,300 children died and over 175,000 were injured in car crashes - enough to rank motor vehicle crashes as a leading cause of death for children in the U.S. Tragically, many of these deaths could have been prevented. Research shows that seat belts and safety seats - when properly used - are the most effective tools in preventing injuries and deaths in vehicle crashes.
Safety Seat Guide
AAA is here to help you better understand the four stages of car seat use. Research tells us that seat belts and child safety seats are the most effective safety devices in preventing serious injuries and deaths in vehicle crashes.
Stage 1: Rear-Facing child safety seat
Stage 2: Forward-Facing child safety seat
Stage 3: Booster Seat
Stage 4: Lap/Shoulder Belt
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