The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recognizes this week in September as National Passenger Safety Week. They want to raise awareness about the proper location your child should sit in your car and how to properly use car seats.
According to the NHTSA’s website, car crashes are one of the leading causes of death for children between the ages of one and thirteen. Many of those deaths can be easily avoided by using the right type of car seat or booster while in the car.
Our team of New York car accident lawyers at Weiser & Associates are excited to join in this effort to spread awareness about car safety. Here are some suggestions for keeping your young passengers safe while in the car:
- Put your child in the right car seat type – rear-facing seat, front-facing seat, booster seat, or seat belt
- Based on your child’s age, weight, and, height, you can determine which seat to put them in
- Keep children in the back seat till they’re 13
- Make sure you properly install your car seats
- Register your car seats because then you will be notified about recalls
You can register your car seats, see government car seat regulations, and determine which kind of car seat to get by clicking here.
While we sincerely hope that you are never in a car accident, if you find yourself or your children injured from a car accident, please contact Weiser & Associates. Our experienced team of New York lawyers can help get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (212) 213-3111.