Tag: Children

  • February 1st, 2018

SECTION 32-5-222 OF THE ALABAMA CODE At least 1 yr or 20 lbs. – rear facing infant or rear facing convertible seat At least 5 yrs or 40 lbs. – forward facing convertible or forward facing car seat Until age 6 – booster seat Until age 15 years – seat belt $25 with no court […]

  • September 8th, 2017

As summer comes to a close, keeping back-to-school safety top-of-mind will ensure a successful and productive school year. Whether you’re gathered around the dinner table or driving to the mall, it’s always a good time to start the conversation with your children and continue it year-round. Now is a great time to review back-to-school safety […]

  • July 28th, 2017

On Monday, July 31, NHTSA will host a #HeatstrokeKills Tweetup to help raise awareness about the dangers of vehicular heatstroke. Vehicular heatstroke kills a child in the United States every nine days. Since 1998, there have been 726 deaths, 26 already this year. Each loss is 100-percent preventable. It’s time to stop vehicular heatstroke from […]

  • July 26th, 2017

Children 14 years and under, and particularly those under age 10, are at greater risk for a fall when on wheels because they have a higher center of gravity, are less developed physically and have poor balance compared to adults. They also have slower reactions and are less coordinated than adults, leading to being less […]

  • July 24th, 2017

Heatstroke is the leading cause of vehicular non-crash-related deaths for children under 14. In fact, each year, an average of 37 children have died from vehicle heatstroke between 1998-2015. While it seems like an impossible mistake to make, every parent or caregiver can potentially become distracted, and distractions often fuel this devastating situation. No one is […]

  • November 8th, 2016

Proper use of child restraints in vehicles declined in several categories from 2013 to 2015, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Risking the safety of future generations by letting children ride unrestrained is not acceptable,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement. “Seat belts and car seats save lives, and need to […]

  • June 22nd, 2016

So far this year, at least 16 children have reportedly died from heatstroke after being left in hot cars by their caregivers — more than double the number who perished by this time last year. General Motors is offering a potential solution on its 2017 GMC Acadia SUV, a system it calls the Rear Seat […]