With the holiday season moving into full swing, families across the country are in the car and on the go. Whether you’re driving across the country to visit family or across town to holiday shop, it is important that your child passengers are riding safely and that child safety seats are used correctly.
AAA estimated that 30 million people travelled this Thanksgiving holiday alone , and for many this is just the beginning of the holiday hustle and bustle. Now is the time to utilize the Child Car Safety tools provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council to learn more about proper car seat use and installation. You will find informative resources that include instructional videos.
Have child passenger safety questions that you need answered before you travel over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s? NHTSA is always available to answer your questions online through Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/childpassengersafety) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/childseatsafety).
We don’t do a lot of long distance traveling for the holidays, but with all the shopping trips, family gatherings, and fun events to attend, we do spend a good bit of time in the car. Making sure that the kids are buckled in snugly and that their car seats are properly installed when we switch back and forth between vehicles is so important, whether we are driving across the street or across the country. Do your children a favor this holiday season and make sure that they are as safe as they could possibly be when in the car. Their lives may depend on it!