Child Passenger Safety
Child Passenger Safety Week
Every 33 seconds, a child in the United States is involved in a car crash. That’s a scary statistic. Worse yet, more than a third of kids who died in crashes were completely unrestrained: no car seat, no seat belt, nothing or car seats are not being misused.
Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children age 1 to 13. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts.
September 23 -29, 2018 is Child Passenger Safety Week to remind parents and caregivers to make sure that they are properly using and installing their child safety seats. The AAP recommends infant and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat.
In the District of Columbia DDOT, MPD, DMV, Safe Kids DC, EMSC and DC FEMS will be hosting Car Seat Inspection/Installations Events around the city.