Facts About Child Safety Seats

  • Of the 37,461 motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States during 2016, 1,233 (3%) of those killed were children.
  • An average of three US children from birth – 14 years old were killed each day in traffic crashes during 2016.
  • Child safety seats are 71% effective in reducing deaths for infants in passenger cars.
  • They are 54% effective in reducing deaths for children ages 1 – 4 in passenger cars.
  • Children who have outgrown child safety seats should remain in a booster seat until they’ve reached their eighth birthday* In addition, they must be at least four feet nine inches tall, 80 lbs. and/or fit correctly in the vehicle’s seat belt alone.

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