Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Installation:

  • Follow the instructions from the manufacturer for installation.
  • The back seat is the safest place for any child safety seat.

Q:  Is it OK to drive a short distance without a car seat?

NO!  Most car accidents happen close to home.  It is absolutely necessary to use child safety seats every time you drive, even for a short distance in the neighborhood.

Q:  Is it OK to have a child sit on my lap if I do not have a car seat?

NO! Putting a child on the lap of an adult is dangerous.  A child sitting on the lap can actually crush the child.  If the car were to crash at 30 miles per hour, the child can be thrown from the adult’s lap at a force of 200 pounds.  Do not ever put a child on an adult’s lap in a moving vehicle.