This week is Child Passenger Safety Week. I've written about the importance of children's car seats before, so I'm not going to give you the numbers again. But now that our kids are back in school, I do want to gently remind parents to take the time to double check your child's car seats to make sure that they are properly installed.
In addition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has put together some free information sheets in English and Spanish to help parents determine which car seats are the right ones for their kids. (Feel free to download your copy.) And you can also call this toll-free hotline, 1-888-PROTEGIDOS, to get advice on choosing and correctly using the right car seat.
NHTSA also offer several resources in Spanish to help you keep your children safe in the car. These resources include:
• Tips for safely installing car and booster seats.
• A car seat inspection station locator that includes the option of searching for Spanish-speaking technicians.
• Instructional videos for installing several types of car seats and booster seats.
• An ease-of-use rating system for car seats and booster seats.