Auto Safety Facts that can save your life and the lives of your children
Rules of the road for kids (part 1):
- Whenever possible, all kids 12 or younger should ride in the back seat.
- Research shows that most parents don't use CRS (child restraint systems) properly. Go to www.nhtsa.gov for more information.
- Check your vehicle owner's manual for recommendations before shopping for a CRS.
- Some vehicles made before 1996 have the wrong kind of belt anchors for CRS. Ford, GM, Honda, and Nissan make replacement parts to upgrade for CRS compatibility. Check with your dealer.
- More than 40% of children who die in car crashes are not restrained by seat belts.
Source: Spine Research Institute of San Diego.