Tag: Child Safety Seats

  • June 23rd, 2020

The 2016 Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety Survey used address-based sampling with a multi-mode methodology to produce nationally representative estimates of self-reported behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge related to various motor vehicle occupant safety topics among United States adults 18 and older. The current volume is third in a series of four volumes describing the survey and […]

  • May 19th, 2020

The purpose of this research was to explore candidate booster performance metrics that have the potential to identify less effective booster systems. A combination of volunteer testing of belt fit and posture along with dynamic sled tests of booster seats was employed to achieve the project goals. Posture and belt fit were measured in 24 […]

  • May 7th, 2020

A parent’s priority is always to keep their child safe, and that includes making sure they are in the right car seat for their age and size, and to make sure that car seat meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs). Through a concerned law enforcement officer, we learned about a vehicle seat on the market […]

  • November 14th, 2019

As part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) mission to help Americans drive, ride, and walk safely, the agency is urging consumers to avoid using or purchasing car seats for their child that do not meet federal safety standards. On October 29, 2019, a concerned pediatrician alerted NHTSA about […]

  • October 5th, 2018

IIHS ratings take the guesswork out of selecting boosters most likely to provide good lap and shoulder belt fit in a range of vehicles. Unlike child restraints with built-in harnesses, booster seats rely on vehicle safety belts to restrain children. Boosters are supposed to make adult belts fit children better and are for kids who […]

  • October 5th, 2018

Booster seats are for older children who have outgrown their forward-facing seats. All children whose weight or height exceeds the forward-facing limit for their car seat should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle seat belt fits properly, typically when they have reached 4 feet 9 inches in height and are 8 through 12 […]

  • October 5th, 2018

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car safety seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different seats on the market, many parents […]

  • July 24th, 2018

Child Passenger Safety Week is coming up on September 23-29, 2018 and on September 29, 2018 is National Seat Check Saturday. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. Many times, deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. NHTSA and […]