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Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 3 to 6 and 8 to 14. In 2007, 6,532 passenger vehicle occupants 14 and younger were involved in fatal crashes. Parents and caregivers are urged to make sure their car seats and booster seats are properly installed in their vehicles to prevent injuries and deaths amongst their children.

Not sure which child safety seat to use?
Are you looking for a vehicle safety seat for your infant, toddler or 4-8 year old child but overwhelmed by the choices and worried about how to properly install your car seat? Our 4 Steps for Kids campaign will help you properly choose and install the correct safety seat for your child. Simply click on the images below:

4 Easy Steps to Protect our Kids

Is your child safety seat properly installed?
Click HERE to find the child seat inspection station nearest you. Trained child seat inspectors will verify - free of charge - the installation of your child seat.

Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) Restraint System
LATCH consists of lower attachments on child seats and a set of tether anchors in the vehicle to hold the child seat in place without the use of the vehicle's seat belts. Click HERE for additional information.

Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)


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Washington, DC 20590
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