TRANSPORTATION MATTERS for IOWA

Zero Fatalities Message Monday - Sept. 15, 2014


9-15-message-mondaySept. 14-20 is National Child Passenger Safety Week

Do you know the answers to the questions that can save your child’s life?

 

 

 

 

 

  • Which seat is safest for my child?
  • Where is the safest place in my vehicle to secure that seat?
  • Should the seat be front or rear facing?
  • When should I transition from one type of child safety seat to another?
  • If my child must ride in the front seat (like in a pickup truck) have I disabled the passenger side airbags? 

If you’re a grandparent, some of the safety seat issues may be new to you. To stay current and safe, click on the link below to view a NHTSA-supported website all about car seat safety. 

http://www.safercar.gov/parents/Car-Seat-Safety.htm 

 Three things you should remember from this crash test video - http://youtu.be/K6tsgzFvVI0

1)    All children should use a seat belt or car seat.

2)    Never place a child seat in the front passenger location unless the airbag can be manually shut off.

3)    Install car seats rear facing in the back, center position for as long as the manufacture allows.

 

 

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