Benefits of Child Safety Seats
Any driver with children in the car knows how frightening negligent and hazardous drivers can be. However, drivers can keep children safe by making sure kids are secured in a child-restraint seat. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, child-restraint seats reduced the risk of death by 54% for toddlers and by 71% for infants in car crashes.
Keep young passengers safe by following recommended safety guidelines:
- Infants should be secured in a rear-facing child safety seat in the back seat of the vehicle. Never secure the rear-facing child seat into the front seat.
- Once a child has outgrown the rear-facing seat, they should ride in forward facing seats. After outgrowing these in turn, they should be secured in booster seats. Kids should continue to ride in booster seats, secured in the back seat, until the seat belt fits correctly across the lap and the chest.
- All children under the age of 13 should ride in the back seat.
- All passengers should always wear seat belts. Make sure children are properly buckled up with both the lap band and the chest band.
Child safety should be a top concern for all drivers, even those without children. If your loved one has been involved in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical, emotional, and financial damages. The Lake Geneva car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can evaluate your situation and determine the best course of legal action. Contact our offices today at 800-242-2874.