General Car Seat Safety Statistics
Age-appropriate car seats reduce the risk of death in a car accident by 71% for infants and by 54% for toddlers.
INFANTS 71% REDUCED
CHILD PASSENGER DEATH
TODDLERS 54% REDUCED
Types of Car Seats
are specially designed to protect the spines and heads of infants.
are for children too old or big for rear-facing seats, but who still need harness straps.
are seats that can be adapted from rear-facing into forward-facing as a child grows older.
are for kids old enough to sit in their seat correctly, with an adjusted seat belt for height.
The most common age range for rear-facing seats is 0 to 2 years old.
Despite previous guidelines, rear-facing seats should be used for as long as a child fits under the weight and height limits.
The most common age range for forward-facing seats is 2 to 5 years old, though the seats and straps should be used until outgrown
The most common age range for booster seats is 5 to 10 years old.