The following is a new safety information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) website provided by Adam K. Levin, Esquire, with the law firm of Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Did you know three out of every four car seats are used incorrectly? The consequences can be devastating. In fact, vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death for children between 1 and 13 years old.
The new NHTSA booklet – A Parent’s Guide to Playing It Safe with Kids and Cars – is designed to equip you with easy-to-understand information about today’s vehicle safety features, car seats and how to keep your kids safe in and around vehicles. In addition to an extensive list of vehicle makes and models and their safety features, you’ll find an illustration with safety features that help protect your children; guidelines for choosing the right car seat; an explanation of ease-of-use ratings to help you evaluate car seat features; tips for installing car seats properly; and dangers in and around vehicles.
To get you started, here’s a preview of Playing It Safe with Kids and Cars:
- Use a car seat for every trip – even when you’re just going down the street.
- Select a car seat based on your child’s age and size, and always follow the manufacturer’s directions.
- Make sure your car seat is compatible with your vehicle by checking the car seat manufacturer’s instructions.
- Keep kids in the back seat at least through age 12.
The lawyers at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., are concerned for the safety of children and serve victims and their families in Reading, Berks County, PA, Pottsville, Schuylkill County, PA, and throughout Eastern and Central PA.