Did you know that an improperly installed child-safety seat can do more harm than good?
It can be confusing...infant seats, child seats, booster seats, rear facing, front facing-and all the latches and harnesses.
You want your child to be as safe as possible, but how can you be sure you've got the proper seat installed correctly?
Before you buy a seat, check the safety ratings. Register your seat to make sure you'll receive safety recall information.
Finally, make sure you install the seat correctly and buckle your child in properly.
For more information, please visit http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS
Seatbelts Save Lives
Those other drivers - you've seen them... They're texting, putting on makeup, chatting on their cell phones - drifting out of their lane, going through red lights...
It's frustrating and scary - And there's nothing you can do about it.
You can't control what other drivers do, but you can protect yourself. Start by buckling up--every time you get in a vehicle.
Wearing a seatbelt reduces the chance of a fatal injury by 45 percent. This simple safety device saves thousands of lives in the U.S. every year. Unfortunately, one in five Americans fail to buckle up regularly when driving or riding in a vehicle.
It's simple, and it's something you can control. So buckle up, and make sure your passengers do, too.
For more information, please visit http://www.nhtsa.gov/Driving+Safety/Occupant+Protection
- North Carolina Medical Board
- North Carolina Nursing Board
- The Division of Health Service Regulation
- The Joint Commission
- The National Institute of Health
- The Sheps Center
- Web MD
- NCDOT: Governor's Highway Safety Program (GHSP)
- University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration