Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.The best way to keep your child safe in the car is to use the right car seat in the right way. Here are some car seat safety tips to protect your most precious cargo.

Hard Facts about Safety in Cars

  • Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States.
  • Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.
  • Three out of four car seats are not used or installed correctly.

For more car seat safety infomation click on one of the tip sheets below:

Basic Car Seat Safety

Booster Seat Safety Tips

Booster-to-Belt Safety Tips

Buckle in Back Safety Tips

Car Seat Safety Tips

Car Seat Positioning For Premature or Small Newborns

Car Seat Replacement Guidelines

Convertible Car Seat Safety Tips

Driveway Safety Tips

Getting Ready to Drive Safety Tips

Heatstroke Safety Tips

High-Back Booster with Harness Safety Tips

Moving to a Booster Safety Tips

Pregnancy and Seatbelt Safety Tips

Rear-Facing-Only Car Seat Safety Tips

Seat Belt Safety Tips

Special-Needs Car Seat Safety Tips

Trunk Entrapment Safety Tips

Winter Travel Car Safety Tips

Winter Coats and Car Seat Safety Tips (infants)

Winter Coats and Car Seat Safety Tips (children)