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10 Car Safety Practices that Save Young Lives
Child Passenger Safety Week
Sept. 24, 2018 – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 2 to 14 and the leading cause of injury-related death for children under the age of 2, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). AAA offers motorists ten ways to child-proof their vehicles to keep children safe during Child Passenger Safety Week and beyond:
Assistance in identifying the correct safety restraint for a child based on age, height and weight is available at SafeSeats4Kids.AAA.com.
Install seat correctly – Three out of four child safety seats are improperly installed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
When installing a safety seat, be sure to read the installation instructions thoroughly. When installing a child safety seat with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren), be sure to buckle the unused seat belt prior to installing the safety seat to prevent possible strangulation. Do not install the seat using LATCH and the seat belt together.
Remember to register your car seat or booster seat with the seat manufacturer so you can be notified in the event of a recall. Parents and caregivers can view more information on car seat safety and locate a certified technician at nhtsa.gov/carseat.
AAA provides automotive, travel, and insurance services to 59million members nationwide and more than 400,000 members in Oklahoma.AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years. AAA is a non-stock, non-profit corporation working on behalf of motorists, who can now map a route, find local gas prices, discover discounts, book a hotel, and track their roadside assistance service with the AAA Mobile app (AAA.com/mobile) for iPhone, iPad and Android.For more information, visitwww.AAA.com.
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