Child Passenger Safety: How to Install a Car Seat
Every year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in crashes, mainly because 3 out of every 4 children in child safety seats are not properly secured.
What is LATCH?
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) is an installation system that makes it easier to properly install a child seat.
Coloring books for kids
Teach children about seat belts safety with this fun activity book.
Get help from the experts
If you're not sure if your car seat is installed correctly, have it inspected. Find a certified CPS technician or visit an inspection station and a certified technician will inspect your child safety seat and show you how to correctly install and use it. Alternatively, you can call 1-877-330-BUCKL for personal assistance.
Get certified and start teaching parents and caregivers how to use child restraint systems and safety belts. Tens of thousands of individuals have been certified since the standardized curriculum and certification program began.
Preventing airbag injuries
Airbags can save lives, but they're not made for children.
In a crash, air bags inflate quickly. Because the back of a rear-facing child seat sits very close to the dashboard, the seat could be struck with enough force to cause serious, or even fatal injuries to a baby. Even older children are at risk from a deploying air bag if they are not properly restrained.
Under 13 in the back
The safest place for children of all ages is in the back. Place all children under 13 in the rear seat. If you have an air bag on-off switch, check its position every time you enter your vehicle—48% of these switches are incorrectly left on for child passengers under age 13.