Auto Safety Facts that can save your life and the lives of your children
Rules of the road for kids (part 2):
- Rear-facing seats are for children weighing up to 20lbs. Head must be at least an inch from the top of the seat back.
- Children should remain rear-facing for as long as possible (minimum of 1 year of age).
- Children over the age of 1 year and weighing 20-40 lbs may ride in a forward-facing CRS (child restraint system).
- Kids no longer able to fit in a 5-point harness, generally ages 4 to 8, should ride in a booster seat until they are at least 57″ tall.
Source: Spine Research Institute of San Diego.