Car travel should be a safe and pleasant time for you and your child. It is a good time for you to talk to your child and teach him how to behave in the car.
Safety seats and seat belts are the only safe way for your child to travel, even for short trips. Safety seat laws can differ from state to state and are based on your child’s age, height and weight. Check your state laws. Read the directions that come with the safety seat to be sure you use it correctly. Here are some general guidelines:
At any age, put your child’s safety seat in the back seat of the car. Never place your child in the front seat. Airbags in the front of the car can hurt or kill young children. Children over the age of 13 may sit in the front seat with a regular lap and shoulder belt.
It is against the law for a child to ride in the car without being securely buckled into a safety seat. It is against the law because it is very, very dangerous. Please do what is best for your child—use a safety seat during every car ride.
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