Car Seat Facts


Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death to children aged 3-14 in the United States

Child restraints and seat belts, when installed and used properly, can prevent injuries and save lives

84% of child restraint devices, and 41% of booster seats have been found to be improperly installed. 

Most child restraints expire after six years

In New York, all children must be restrained in an appropriate child restraint system until they reach their 8th birthday

An appropriate child restraint is one that meets the child’s size and weight recommended by the manufacturer

The safety belt in your car is not designed for children. 

A booster seat raises your child up so that the safety belt fits your child correctly