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Child Safety Seat Program
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Using the Right Restraint to Save Kids' Lives

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children age four to 14.
  • Keeping children safe on the road means putting them in the right restraint at the right age. Child Passenger Safety Technicians in Baltimore County are working to make sure parents and child care providers know and follow every one of the 4 Steps for Kids including the essential booster seat step that is often missed.
Securing your child in the right restraint for their age every time they ride in a motor vehicle is one of the most important things you can do to protect your child. There are many web sites to help you use car seats correctly. Here are some of the best-- listed by age group:

The 4 Steps for Kids are:

Rear-Facing Infant Seatsin the back seat from birth to at least one year old and at least 20 pounds.
  • Rear-facing infant seats: Installyour child safety seatproperly with theseinstructions and illustrations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Rear-facing convertible seats: Learn to install your rear-facing convertible seat with these instructions and examples from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Forward-Facing Toddler Seatsin the back seat from age one to about age four and 20 to 40 pounds.
  • Forward-facing convertible seats: Learn to properly install your forward-facing convertible child safety seat using these instructions and illustrations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Forward-facing seats: Learn to install your forward-facing child safety with these examplesfrom the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Booster Seats in the back seat from about age four and 40 pounds to at least age eight unless 4'9" .
  • While most infants and toddlers ride in the right child safety seat, less than 10 percent of the children who should be in booster seats use one . The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that children who have outgrown child safety seats be properly restrained in booster seats in the back seat until they are at least eight years old, unless they are 4'9" tall.
  • A booster seat lifts a child up so a safety belt can fit correctly. Without a booster seat, in a crash, a small child can be ejected from a vehicle.
Safety Belts at age eight or older or taller than 4'9”. All children 12 and under should ride in the back seat.
  • Kids in the back please! According to national best practices, children of any age and size are safest in the back seat. Those younger than 13 should never ride in a front seat equipped with an air bag. Generally, experts recommend that children be 100 pounds and about 5 feet tall before riding in the front.
  • Lap-shoulder seat belts:        TheNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration illustrates the proper use of the standard lap-shoulder belt.

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